The articles in this Strategic Insights paper, originally published on the ASPI Strategist website throughout March 2017, include analysis about what women, peace and security (WPS) means for Australia’s defence and national security.
The authors of individual pieces are Elisabeth Buchan, Amanda Fielding, Jenny...
This quick guide contains the most recent tables showing the composition of Australian parliaments by party and gender. It takes into account changes to the Commonwealth Parliament and the parliaments of New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia since the last update was published on...
This paper examines the appeal of Islamic State (IS) to Western women and explores how women can be employed in countering violent extremism (CVE) structures to prevent further involvement. It aims to deliver a comprehensive analysis for academics, policymakers and practitioners working...
Despite the plethora of research on gender and the many projects designed to improve their status in the Pacific region, women continue to be disadvantaged and marginalised in social, economic and political spheres. How are we to understand this and what does...
This study investigated the influence of victim vulnerability factors and gender on risk assessment for intimate partner violence (IPV). 867 cases of male and female perpetrated IPV investigated by Swedish police officers using the Brief Spousal Assault Form for the Evaluation of...
This paper analyzed the Australian Government's response to the 2010 Report on Family Violence produced the by Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) which, at the time, represented one of the most significant documents framing the problem of domestic violence in Australia (Bacchi 2009).
ECCV assisted the Victorian Government in its consultations with Victoria's culturally diverse community to inform the development of the Victorian Government's Gender Equality Strategy.
The consultations identified several key priorities for ethnic Victorian women including:
- a strong call for genuine partnerships with...
In this paper, I introduce the concept of ‘big G’ and ‘small g’ gender to help conceptualise how actors in Victoria’s domestic and family violence (DFV) policy subsystem talk about and understand gender. Big G gender tends to be categorical, more fixed than fluid, and...
Central to this paper are pedagogies for social justice and improved engagement of boys in dance within a school located in an area of high socio-economic disadvantage.
Summary Gender neutral parenting and play is a big subject in Sweden. The country has recently adopted the gender neutral pronoun ‘hen’ – teachers are encouraged to say ‘good morning buddies’ instead of ‘good morning girls and boys’, and toy catalogues regularly show images...
This interview discusses the portrayal of women in Indonesian media and advertising, and how social stereotypes of gender roles affect the way women see themselves and interact with society.
For this episode of Sub Rosa, Kate interviewed Firly Annisa, an activist...
In the 1980s the Australian Personal Income Tax was highly progressive and family payments were universal. The system ranked well in terms of gender equity and female labour supply incentives. During the Howard years the progressivity of the rate scale declined dramatically despite rising inequality...
The Prime Minister's plan to tighten superannuation rules for wealthy Australians is continuing to cause him internal grief. Before he puts it to Parliament, New South Wales Labor Senator Jenny McAllister wants him to show how it will address the gap between men's and women's...
This resource presents Victoria’s first Gender Equality Strategy, which aligns with other equality strategies and is intended to serve as a gateway to pursuing equality in all its forms.
This report by Catalyst Australia looks at the representation of women in leadership at companies included in the ASX50. This index lists Australia's largest publicly-owned companies that are considered leaders in their industry. This research assesses the ASX50 companies and gender equality in four areas:...
A new report released by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) reveals that Australian women are financially disadvantaged at every key stage of their life: in childhood, at the workplace, through pregnancy, motherhood and as a carer, and in retirement.
The ACTU’s Gender...
Seeks to add to and strengthen the evidence base that exists around gender pay gaps throughout Australian workplaces.
Fathers who take paternity or parental leave are more likely to perform tasks such as feeding and bathing children, this report shows.
What’s the issue? All OECD countries, except the US, offer nationwide paid maternity leave for at least 12 weeks, and over...
The Victorian Government is developing a Victorian Gender Equality Strategy.
Advancing gender equality increases women’s safety, security and wellbeing by encouraging a society based on respect and equality.
Gender equality also has tangible benefits for Victoria’s social and economic prosperity, as more women...