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Why fathers’ care matters: Enabling gender equity in care and work

Professor Lyndall Strazdins, A/Professor Richard Fletcher, Dr Jenny Baxter, Emma Walsh, Professor Jan Nicholson
9 August 2018 - 9:00am

Fathers’ participation in caring for young children provides life-long opportunities for fathers, their partners and children. However, there continue to be entrenched social and structural barriers to fathers’ equal participation in care (e.g.

Analysing the nightmare: Reflections on rape culture in South Africa

Professor Deirdre Byrne, University of South Africa
3 August 2018 - 9:00am

Deirdre Byrne will comment on the efficacy of some interventions against rape in South Africa, such as the 2016 #EndRapeCulture campaign on two university campuses and the Sexual Violence Task Team Report on rape and sexual violence.

Early career transitions in STEM employment: Processes shaping retention and satisfaction

Professor Sharon Sassler, Dept of Policy Analysis & Management Cornell University, U.S.A.
3 July 2018 - 6:00pm
The need for STEM workers in the United States (and elsewhere) is expected to grow at or above the national growth rate over the next decade (U.S. Department of Commerce, 2012).

AWHN symposium 2018: ‘The past is a position: History, activism and privilege’

Australian Women’s History Network Symposium
2 July 2018 - 9:00am

This symposium will be an intellectually exciting, thoughtful and active gathering that critically examine political experiences and ideas in the past, considers the legacies of these in the present, and works towards creating a better future.

AWHN symposium 2018: ‘The past is a position: History, activism and privilege’

Australian Women’s History Network Symposium
2 July 2018 - 9:00am

Registration now open for AWHN Symposium 2018: ‘The Past is a Position: History, Activism and Privilege’

Inspiring Women of ANU: Carolyn Strange

Professor Carolyn Strange
20 June 2018 - 4:00pm

In this lecture, we welcome Professor Carolyn Strange, from the School of History.

Making it in the military

Lieutenant Colonel Clare O’Neill, Royal Australian Engineers; Wing Commander Hannah Jude-Smith, Royal Australian Air Force
24 May 2018 - 5:00pm

In an interactive seminar, the speakers will address questions including: why did they decide on a career in the armed forces? How did they go about pursuing their career paths? What do their jobs entail? How do they combine academic learning with combat and command experience? What are some of the key challenges they face? To what extent are some of these challenges gender-specific?

Paid parental leave and gender norms in the United States and Australia

Professor Deborah Widiss, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
16 May 2018 - 2:30pm

In both the United States and Australia, women provide the bulk of care for infants, establishing patterns that may have ongoing effects on how mothers (and fathers) balance work and care obligations throughout the childrearing years.


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