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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

In Conversation With Natasha Stott Despoja AM

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 27th February 2018 -  Natasha Stott Despoja AM is the founding chair of Our Watch, the former Australian UN Ambassador for women and girls and a former leader of the Australian Democrats. As the ambassador,

Problematic Attitudes Towards Women Driving Domestic Violence

Luke Michael, Monday, 27th November 2017 -  One in five Australians believe women are becoming too outspoken, according to new research into relationships, gender roles and equality. Not-for-profit organisation Our Watch

Changemaker

Tackling the Complex Barriers to Gender Equality in Asia-Pacific

Luke Michael, Monday, 20th November 2017 -  Joanna Hayter is stepping down as CEO of the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) this week, after seven years in the role. She is this week’s Changemaker. Hayter has had

Gender Pay Gap Sees Women Earning $26,000 Less a Year

Luke Michael, Friday, 17th November 2017 -  New data shows that the gender pay gap in Australia is trending down, but women on average still earn more than $26,000 a year less than men, and hold just 16.5 per cent of CEO roles.         

Levelling the Playing Field

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th September 2017 -  Libby Lyons is the director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), which provides employers with advice, practical tools and education to help them improve gender equality.
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