The missing women of Australian politics: How violence against women creates barriers to female representation
This report examines the impact that violence against women in politics has had on the progress of women’s political leadership in Australia and makes recommendations to reduce the prevalence of abuse and harassment against women in politics.
Representing care: toward a more family-friendly parliament
Instituting structural reforms to allow Parliament to accommodate those with caring responsibilities is crucial to ensuring that Australia can achieve a gender equal Parliament. This report proposes five amendments to make Parliament more ‘care-friendly’ and accessible.
Gender equality in a generation? Achieving change by legislating with women in mind
Dr Ramona Vijeyarasa proposes that we can help correct gender inequality through the law by courageously stepping away from neutrality and using the law to help transform decades of discrimination.
Yajilarra nhingi, mindija warrma: from dreams, let’s make it reality
Informed by over 2,000 First Nations women and girls, Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) is a once in a generation Report, providing a well overdue gender-lens across all aspects of life, showing that women are doing the backbone work of society.
Parliament as a gendered workplace
Making the Australian Parliament a safe place for women to work is essential to creating a gender-equal parliament. In 2021, the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership and the Australian Political Studies Association brought together a coalition of political leaders and researchers to develop solutions addressing systemic misogyny, racism and sexual harassment in Parliament House.
Global gender gap report 2021
Another generation of women will have to wait for gender parity, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2021. As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be felt, closing the global gender gap has increased by a generation from 99.5 years to 135.6 years.
To improve gender equality in local government by increasing the number of elected women councillors
In 2018, Churchill Fellow Coral Ross travelled to the US, Canada, England, Sweden and Germany to investigate the structural and cultural barriers to electing more women to local government, and the programs that have been established to support more women to stand for office.
Set the standard: report on the Independent Review into Commonwealth Parliamentary Workplaces
This report presents findings and recommendations to ensure that Commonwealth parliamentary workplaces are safe, respectful, and reflect best practice in the prevention and handling of bullying, sexual harassment and sexual assault.