Victorian election: the tide is changing with women on the run
Ahead of the 2022 Victorian election, Dr Lisa Carson analyses the current state of play and what lessons have been learned since the last Victorian state and federal elections, including the impact of targeted programs like Pathways to Politics making strides towards greater diversity.
The U.S. in search of gender equity: Policy lessons from around the world
This 2022 report from the International Center for Research on Women provides evidence that women’s participation in politics is key to forming effective gender equity policies that improve socio-political, economic, educational and health outcomes for all.
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.
Represent us: Plan International report
What are the key barriers to young women entering politics? This report from PLAN International Australia draws on surveys of 1000+ young women aged 18-24 to gauge their views on the culture and diversity of representation in Australian 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.
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.
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.