By NATASHA STOTT DESPOJA Many readers would have seen the disturbing image of actor Keira Knightley being kicked brutally by her ‘partner’ in a UK public service announcement designed to raise awareness about violence against women. This video, criticised by some for its confrontational nature, is a depiction of what some women experience every day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4RjsqPYaS0#at=94 It made me want to recreate this ad for the Australian screen, perhaps featuring one of our best loved actors,... more
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Natasha Stott Despoja is a former Senator and leader of the Australian Democrats.
Natasha in Africa by NATASHA STOTT DESPOJA Talking to children the same age as my own about the fact that they have not eaten all day, and are unlikely to eat proper meals for months on end, is heartbreaking. This is the reality I confronted when I visited Burkina Faso in West Africa last month. I wanted to see the extent of the food crisis in West Africa and also look at the issues confronting refugees from Mali – many of whom have crossed the border into Burkina Faso. I met many children and babies sick from hunger and... more