Take action: empowering bystanders to act on sexist and sexually harassing behaviours

This resource has been developed to help organisations introduce bystander initiatives as part of their work to reduce sexist and sexually harassing behaviours.
Discussion paper

Community responses to gender portrayals in advertising: a research paper

This study suggests that community members perceive that stereotyped gender portrayals and sexualised images of women are common in advertising, and that these portrayals pressure women and men to conform to limiting stereotypes, have negative impacts on health and wellbeing, and may support attitudes that...

Addressing and preventing sexist advertising: an analysis of local and global promising practice

This research paper explores the efficacy of interventions that aim to address sexism or promote progressive gender representations in advertising, highlighting examples of local and global promising practice.

Depictions, perceptions and harm

This report provides an evidence-based case for the stronger regulation of ads that feature stereotypical gender roles or gender characteristics which might be harmful to people.

Australian women screen composers: career barriers and pathways

While the music industry in Australia is healthy and vibrant, women continue to be underrepresented in key roles and make up only a small proportion of those making money from their musical endeavours. As an organisation committed to redressing this situation, APRA AMCOS commissioned RMIT...

Bystander research snapshot report

This snapshot report shows there is growing evidence to support bystander actions that we can all take in our daily lives to prevent violence against women.
Working paper

What drives the gender wage gap? Examining the roles of sorting, productivity differences, and discrimination

The study by researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy found that men and women were statistically indistinguishable in how much value they add to their firms, but the average woman was paid only 84 cents for every $1 for the average man.

Everyday sexism: Australian women’s experiences of street harassment

This research found that nine in ten Australian women have experienced street harassment and modify their behaviour in response. Overview Actions women are taking for their personal safety include everything from crossing the street to avoid strangers, to pretending to have a conversation on their...

Maori women speak up

Leigh McLachlan asks whether only allowing men to speak on the Marae is sexism or upholding ancestral teachings? In most tribes, it's the man's job to speak on the marae during a formal Maori powhiri, while the women lead the karanga or welcome call. Is...

Misogyny on Twitter

This study was undertaken to better understand the volume, degree and type of misogynistic language used on Twitter.