Women

Commentary

9 Jan 2019

Does the Coalition have a problem with female voters? The polls show a clear trend in how voters are responding.

Journal article

2 Dec 2018

The purpose of this study is to explore fat women’s experiences of sex and sexuality in Aotearoa New Zealand. Despite a growing body of literature within fat studies, there is still very little writing that considers the lived experiences of fat people. This research is...

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20 Nov 2018

The inaugural Women’s Economic Security Statement , builds upon the Australian government’s strong progress in supporting women’s economic security, with a focus on three key pillars; workforce participation, earning potential and economic independence.

Journal article

20 Nov 2018

Access to safe, nutritious and healthy food is difficult for women living in poverty. Acknowledgement of challenges that contribute to women’s food insecurity by all stakeholders is essential to address the problem and build sustainable actions and solutions.

Briefing paper

19 Nov 2018

T​here appears to be a growing consensus across the political spectrum that the underrepresentation of women in Parliament needs to be addressed to ensure the ongoing legitimacy of the Australian political system.

This Briefing Paper provides an analysis of the current situation for women...

Report

25 Oct 2018

This report, prepared annually by the Office for Women, reports on the federal government’s performance against its gender diversity target.

Report

18 Aug 2018

This report examines the impacts of coal, oil and gas extraction on women in low income countries, and, for the first time, provides an estimate of the scale and carbon potential of fossil fuel projects currently being operated or planned by ASX listed companies.

Discussion paper

4 Jul 2018

To support the development of the second National Action Plan, the Australian Government is seeking input from a wide range of stakeholders, both through national roundtables and through the online consultation website. The purpose of this paper is to prompt discussion and raise issues for...

Report

29 Jun 2018

The 62nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) was held in New York from 12 to 24 March 2018. The priority theme for CSW62 focused on the challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women...

Conference paper

The role of Ina Higgins in advancing women in horticulture
18 Jun 2018

In 1899, 72 women enrolled at the Burnley School of Horticulture, Melbourne to study part-time a ‘Certificate of Competency in Horticulture’. This was a ground-breaking moment for women wishing to work in horticulture, as Burnley was the only educational institution in Australia at the time...

Report

21 May 2018

This research forms part of Plan International Australia’s Free to Be project, which encourages young women to map those spaces where they feel safe, happy and included – and conversely – where they feel unsafe, anxious or intimidated.

Journal article

12 Apr 2018

This article examines women’s local government representation following amalgamation to form a super-sized city authority, Auckland, which covers a third of New Zealand’s population. Using a gender perspective, it analyses the promise implicit in amalgamation rhetoric that democratic gaps in representation, including the gender gap,...

Report

21 Mar 2018

Explores a variety of explanations that can potentially account for the 50% increase in the adult female prison population in NSW since 2011.

Report

Report 1 of the Australian Women's Working Futures Project
6 Mar 2018

New research carried out by the Women, Work and Leadership research group, at the University of Sydney, shows Australian women rank attaining respect in the workplace as highly as overall job security.

Report

1 Mar 2018

This research addresses the question of how to improve women’s economic agency in Papua New Guinea, and the security of their livelihoods, without compromising their safety.

Commentary

13 Feb 2018

Following trends on social media, ShelterSA has published this opinion piece, covering the relationship between viral movements such as #MeToo, and gender inequality and power.

Report

8 Dec 2017

The maternal mortality rate in Australia in 2012–2014 was 6.8 deaths per 100,000 women giving birth, which is among the lowest rates in the world.

Report

7 Dec 2017

This report calls on the Victorian government to bring the degrading practice of routine strip searches in women’s prisons to an end, arguing that there are modern and less intrusive alternatives available that can be implemented without compromisingprison safety.

Report

5 Dec 2017

Using AusPlay data collected from July 2016 to June 2017, this publication delves into the participation of Australian women and girls in sport and physical activity, and the difference between male and female patterns of behaviour.

Journal article

1 Dec 2017

Identifying factors related to risky sexual behaviour may contribute to preventive and interventional approaches to reduce negative mental health outcomes among young women.

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