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Report

Evaluation of the disability workforce and frontline worker program

The eSafety Women training program was independently evaluated 12 months after its launch. This evaluation found that the program successfully provided professional development training to workers supporting women who are experiencing or at risk of experiencing technology-facilitated abuse.
Report

Gender equality through the arts: program evaluation

Art has the power to illuminate inequities, generate discussion, give voice to and empower women, and motivate community action. Throughout this project, the potential for local government to promote gender equality through arts-based initiatives was evident.
Report

Gender equality through the arts: executive summary and case studies

VicHealth aims to use the power of art to raise awareness and promote gender equality, and to celebrate women. It also wants to build capacity by bringing artists and local councils together. The program has demonstrated the effectiveness of a partnership model for promoting gender...
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Engendering justice: the sentencing of women and girls in Queensland

This report examines courts data for cases involving women and girls sentenced in Queensland between 2005-06 and 2018-19. It examines trends and patterns in the sentencing of women and girls, and provides insight into factors that contribute to women and girls becoming involved in the...
Journal article

Adaptive capacity: a qualitative study of midlife Australian women's resilience during COVID-19

With COVID-19 evoking health, social and economic challenges at incomparable scales, potentially fracturing mental stability, this article provides insight useful to policy makers and health professionals to support resilience as the pandemic continues.
Guide

Breast reconstruction: national guidelines for best practice

This publication is a clinical best practice document for all forms of breast reconstruction surgery post-mastectomy in the New Zealand context.
Report

Report of the Inquiry into the human rights of women and girls in the Pacific

This report examines Australia’s important ongoing role in the Pacific, in the light of the recently announced 'Pacific Step-up'. In particular, it focuses on the role of civil society, the advancement of the human rights of women and girls, and the effectiveness of Australia’s overseas...
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Involved from the beginning

This is the final report from Women with Disabilities ACT’s 2021 'COVID-19 Outreach Project.' Findings demonstrate that women with disabilities in the ACT have experienced an exacerbation of pre-existing disadvantage.
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2021 Women for media report

This report explores the role of female voices in Australian news, those quoted in news stories, and those who wrote the stories. The 2021 report combines quantitative and qualitative analysis of more than 60,000 articles across the month of May 2021, plus in-depth interviews with...
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Mana wāhine: a history of Te Ohu Whakatupu

This document provides a history of the Ministry for Women (NZ) that primarily focuses on the story of Te Ohu Whakatupu, the Māori Women's policy unit established immediately after the foundation of the Ministry to serve the interests of wāhine Māori.
Report

Foundations for belonging 2021

This publication reports on a second wave of research carried out with newly arrived refugees in Australia. This research points to a series of actions that governments, policy-makers, service providers and civil society can pursue to strengthen their contributions to refugee settlement and integration.
Policy report

Hate speech against women: addressing a democratic crisis

Public discussion of speech expressing contempt for women has intensified in Australia in recent times. This policy brief provides an overview of this pressing policy challenge, focussing on how such speech represents a crisis of democracy through its silencing of women and limiting of their...
Report

The experience of Pacific women in Auckland during and post the COVID-19 pandemic

The aim of this research was to explore the experience of Pacific Island women in Auckland during and post the COVID-19 pandemic.
Strategy

Australian national action plan on women, peace and security 2021–2031

This strategy document builds on existing efforts to protect and promote the human rights of all women and girls, and increase the full and meaningful participation of women in peace and security processes.
Briefing paper

The disproportionate impact of the pandemic on women and caregivers in academia

The findings from this project not only reinforce many of the same trends that others are reporting—that women and caregivers are at a huge disadvantage as the pandemic persists—but also brings new data to the fore on the particular activities where these gaps exist.
Report

Women, peace, and security mandates for UN peacekeeping operations: assessing influence and impact

Peacekeeping mission mandates now routinely include language on women, peace, and security (WPS). This paper examines the factors that influence the inclusion of language on WPS in UN peacekeeping mandates and how this language influences the implementation of the WPS agenda in the field, focusing...
Report

Transforming employment aspirations: results of the HIPPY tutors study

By enlisting and supporting parents as tutors, the Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters (HIPPY) creates a transitional labour market that helps these parents develop their goals and improve their job opportunities.
Working paper

Female autonomy in household decision-making and intimate partner violence: evidence from Pakistan

The aim of this study is to explore the links between female autonomy in household decision-making and intimate partner violence in a highly relevant, yet under-studied context - Pakistan.
Report

Australian young women’s gambling behaviours: a socio-cultural investigation of gambling attitudes, beliefs and consumption intentions

The aim of this present study was to explore the range of key determinants that may shape the gambling beliefs and behaviours of older adolescent (18–24 years old) and young adult (25–34 years old) women. The research predominantly focused on young women who demonstrated low...
Journal article

Women migrants in Western Australia: case studies of resilience and empowerment

This article presents findings from an exploratory research using descriptive case studies of 12 migrant women in Western Australia to better understand the ways in which women migrants, through alliances and collaboration, cross borders of learning and work towards generating change and transformation.
Report

A mixed methods analysis of gambling harm for women in New Zealand

This report provides an in-depth examination of how New Zealand women are affected by gambling. It also suggests harm prevention, minimisation and treatment efforts tailored to address issues for women.
Report

Gender balance on Australian government boards: report 2018-19

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

Challenging power, fighting discrimination

This publication summarises the key challenges affecting women human rights defenders (WHRDs), and includes input collected through interviews with WHRDs in all continents. They all insist that more action is urgently needed from state and non-state actors, so that they can continue their critical human...
Strategy

Women in fire management: action plan 2019–22

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is committed to increasing gender diversity in its workforce, particularly in our fire management business, where the number of women involved has been traditionally low. This plan describes the objectives, priorities and actions to help achieve the vision.
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Women, peace and security: defending progress and responding to emerging challenges

This series of articles offers a timely opportunity to assess progress and identify some of the challenges that need further examination as the international community prepares to mark twenty years since the adoption of the first UN Security Council resolution on women, peace and security...