TITAN
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
NEWS  | 

New Guide Encourages Gender Inclusive Approach to Philanthropy


Tuesday, 9th April 2013 at 9:58 am
Staff Reporter
The Australian Women Donors Network is encouraging donors to consider the needs of women through the launch of its guide to gender-wise philanthropy.


Tuesday, 9th April 2013
at 9:58 am
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
New Guide Encourages Gender Inclusive Approach to Philanthropy
Tuesday, 9th April 2013 at 9:58 am

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick launches the Gender-Wise Philanthropy guide in Melbourne.
Picture: supplied. 

The Australian Women Donors Network is encouraging donors to consider the needs of women through the launch of its guide to gender-wise philanthropy.

Hosted by international legal firm Ashurst Australia, Gender-Wise Philanthropy: Strengthening Society by investing in Women and Girls was launched at an event in Melbourne by Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick.

The event was attended by private and corporate donors, senior representatives of charitable Trusts and Foundations and key decision makers in the philanthropic sector and senior political representatives.

“The Australian Human Rights Commission has been working with both government and business on a range of initiatives to promote gender equality and I applaud the efforts to extend this strategy into philanthropy,” Commissioner Broderick said at the launch.

The brains behind the guide is the Australian Women Donors Network chair, Eve Mahlab AO, and chief executive, Julie Reilly.

“Despite significant advances, women remain overrepresented in areas of disadvantage and underrepresented in positions of power and influence,” Reilly said.

“We are grateful to Elizabeth Broderick for adding her powerful voice to the call for greater gender equity in philanthropic investment.”

The Australian Women Donors Network says the guide is an easy-to-read approach to inclusive giving which maps out a step-by-step guide for philanthropists in how to review and apply a gender lens to their giving.

Eve Mahlab said that the guide provides the tools for the philanthropic sector to apply a gender inclusive approach.

“Philanthropists have always been in the forefront of positive social impact. They funded the first free schools and libraries, even the research into the contraceptive pill. Today, astute philanthropists are becoming increasingly strategic in their giving by requiring grant seekers to demonstrate transparency about gender inclusion and gender reach,” she said.

“This ensures firstly that the talents of both men and women are harnessed (in science, the arts, medical research) and secondly that the disadvantage experienced by women (economic security, homelessness, health, sport) is addressed.

“Leading donors and foundations are also specifically funding programs that address the particular needs of women and girls in order to increase gender equity.” 




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au


Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Philanthropy’s Role in Tackling Climate Change

Luke Michael

Monday, 15th October 2018 at 5:01 pm

New Brooms: How Younger Givers Are Changing Family Philanthropy

Fiona Higgins

Wednesday, 12th September 2018 at 11:11 am

Increasing Transparency of Australian Philanthropy

Luke Michael

Thursday, 6th September 2018 at 3:56 pm

US Philanthropy Leader Warns Against Spending On ‘Fad’ Issues

Maggie Coggan

Wednesday, 5th September 2018 at 5:08 pm

POPULAR

Psychosocial Disability Stream Added to NDIS

Maggie Coggan

Wednesday, 10th October 2018 at 5:07 pm

NDIS an Illusion For People With Complex Needs

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 3rd October 2018 at 4:56 pm

Making Tourism More Inclusive For All

Luke Michael

Monday, 8th October 2018 at 5:24 pm

Disability Advocacy in NSW Under Threat

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 3rd October 2018 at 5:16 pm

TITAN
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

The social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!