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Gender equality in Australia is on the decline. Here’s what could fix it

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 5th March 2020 -  Australia has fallen from a rank of 15th to 44th on the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index in the last 14 years With gender equality in Australia on a dramatic decline, a progressive

Women empowering women: How Australian volunteers are supporting gender equality in Papua New Guinea

Contributor, Monday, 2nd March 2020 -  International Women’s Day on 8 March provides an opportunity to acknowledge three women who, through the Australian Volunteers Program, are working with organisations to empower

Australian boards struggling with gender diversity

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st November 2019 -  The rate of women being appointed to boards has fallen more than 13 per cent The percentage of women on ASX 200 boards has fallen while the number of male-only boards has increased, the

A toolkit to fight economic barriers for older women launches

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 28th August 2019 -  For women over the age of 50, the gender pay gap, a lack of superannuation and unpaid work present economic barriers to retirement. But the launch of a financial toolkit for the demographic

Four steps to becoming a diversity and inclusion advocate in your workplace

Contributor, Monday, 5th August 2019 -  We’re becoming better aware that diversity and inclusion can be an issue in the places we work. But as individuals, what can we do to identify problems, and find solutions? This practical

ASX companies stagnating on gender equality

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 24th April 2019 -  Women make up less than a quarter of this year’s board appointments at Australia’s ASX 200 companies, new research shows. The Australian Institute of Company Directors’ (AICD) latest

Where Are All the Women? Campaign Questions Lack of Female NGO Leaders

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 8th March 2019 -  Major humanitarian organisations are backing a campaign calling on civil society organisations to match the low percentage of women in leadership roles with the high percentage

Australia’s Top Employers for Gender Equality Revealed

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st March 2019 -  Corporate leaders say gender equality is now widely recognised as being essential for business success after almost 150 Australian businesses were named employers of choice, for

Transitions Film Festival Presents Visions for a Better World

Contributor, Tuesday, 5th February 2019 -  The eighth annual Transitions Film Festival returns to Cinema Nova this February with another inspiring line-up of world-changing films. Showcasing local and international documentaries

Toolkit Taking Women’s Advocacy to Next Level

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 27th September 2018 -  Gender equality advocates say a guide on how to lobby women’s issues to parliamentarians will help take advocacy to the next level.     The toolkit, released last Thursday, provides

SDGs Gender Equality Tool Hopes to Ignite Global Change

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 19th September 2018 -  It is hoped a new tool measuring gender equality against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will equip advocates with the evidence to influence policymakers

Victorian Agency to Address Root Cause of Family Violence

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 29th March 2018 -  A new family violence prevention agency has been launched with the aim of tackling gender inequality as a root cause. Respect Victoria was launched on Thursday to coincide with the
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