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The 2020 Budget and Gender Justice

The Australian government budget has been widely criticised for perpetuating gender injustice

Vale Hon Dr Susan Ryan AO

Sad news of the passing of a formidable woman leader and feminist icon, Hon Dr Susan Ryan AO

Vale Nahau Rooney

Sad news of the passing of Hon Nahau Rooney, politician and advocate for women’s rights

Vale Sally Engle Merry

Sad news of the passing of Sally Engle Merry, a long-time friend and colleague of the Gender Institute.

Support found next door for 78 older women

YWCA Canberra has surpassed its goal to support up to 15 older women through its innovative Next Door program by more than 400 per cent in its first year

Domestic and family violence support

We share an update from Sue Webeck, Senior Manager- Respectful Relationships Unit

Muse Book Launch: Dangerous Ideas About Mothers

Mothers are a topic on which almost everybody has an opinion, and always have. Now, however, those opinions are funnelled into and amplified on social media, where conversations turn ugly and advice is commercialised (read: the rise of the mumpreneurs).

Senate Occasional Lecture Series: 75 years of women in political leadership in the Australian Parliament

In a lecture to mark the 75th anniversary of the election of Dame Enid Lyons and Dorothy Tangney to the Australian Parliament, Amy Mullins considers how things have changed for women in political leadership in Australia.

Women in international security: Theory and practice

The 10-part seminar series aims to promote gender equity by helping to ‘normalize’ the role of women in international security


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