Gender-responsive policy, budgets and legislation: Why it matters and what needs to change
A special Pathways to Politics conversation with Dr Ramona Vijeyarasa and Dr Leonora Risse unpacking missing diverse women’s perspectives and the impact on critical decisions being made for our nation.
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.
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.
When women take part in politics: a conversation with Prof Rosie Campbell
A special Pathways to Politics conversation with Professor Rosie Campbell, Director of the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College London, unpacking recent research on the impact of gender on democracy.
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.
The missing cohort: women in local government
Andrea Carson, Gosia Mikolajczak and Leah Ruppanner’s research reveals a positive story about women’s electability – despite fewer women running for local government office, their success rate is higher than men’s. However, the data also shows a missing cohort of younger women.