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21 July 2021

The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award 2021: Now That I See You by Emma Batchelor

Allen & Unwin is pleased to announce the 2021 winner of The Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award, Now That I See You by Emma Batchelor.

This is an authentic, original exploration of complicated love.

11 May 2021

Remembering Deb Foskey: a passionate feminist, environmentalist and change-maker

A memorial service and celebration will be held in Canberra at the Yarralumla Primary School Hall, Loftus St Yarralumla from 1.30-3.30pm on Saturday 1 May 2021.

22 April 2021

Gender Equity at ANU after COVID-19

Slides of a presentation given by Dr Fiona Jenkins, ANU Gender Institute Convenor, to ANU’s IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) Oversight Committee and the Senior Management Group in May 2020

29 September 2020

#BlackLivesMatter: Resources for the Uprising

In solidarity with the ongoing #BlackLivesMatter protests across the US and worldwide, Signs and the University of Chicago Press are pleased to offer access to seventeen articles addressing antiracist feminist activism; police, prisons, and racist...

30 June 2020

On Guard, The Australian Human Rights Institute

. The Australian Human Rights Institute has created this portal to share news, reflections, and policy advances on COVID-19 across the human rights spectrum.

24 June 2020

Imperfect Bodies of Research

This innovative initiative aims to build confidence and creative thinking, while encouraging researchers to think differently about the research process.

1 June 2020

Gender Summit events in 2020

Gender Summit 2020 updates

11 March 2020

ANU Library and Archives activities - IWD and beyond

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Here at the ANU Library, we are marking this occasion by highlighting some of our resources by, about and for women.

11 March 2020

Clare Burton Award for Excellence in Equity & Diversity

We are delighted to celebrate the good news that on Monday night the Vice-Chancellor announced that the 2018 Clare Burton Award for Excellence in Equity and Diversity in 2018 went to the Supporting Breastfeeding Group at ANU Working Group led by Mrs...

21 November 2018

Professor Ridge to examine religious financing in three countries in 2019

"The law I’m interested in covers charity law and human rights law, particularly the intersection of the right to religious freedom, particularly to manifest one’s religious beliefs, with other human rights", explains Professor Pauline Ridge.

15 November 2018

New Family-Friendly Committee launched

Formed in association with the ANU Gender Institute, the Family-Friendly Committee has representatives from the University's various stakeholder groups including the student associations, the childcare centres, the National Tertiary Education Union...

25 September 2018

ANU LGBTIQ Network goes live; alumni encouraged to sign up

A new network has been launched for ANU alumni who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ).

12 September 2018

How the personal became political: Special issue

How the Personal became Political presents new research on the events, policy changes and watershed developments in gender and sexuality in Australia in the 1970s. This Special Issue addresses the current political and theoretical significance of the...

14 August 2018

ANU archaeologist on much-needed support for carer-researchers

The pressures of academic life are particularly acute for researchers who have children early in their careers – and, as the literature shows, women fare worst.

25 July 2018

Family support key for women diplomats in breaking glass ceiling

Despite a massive campaign for gender equality, a more conservative segment of Indonesian society still finds it odd for a husband to put his career on hold to “follow” his wife abroad, a situation that every woman diplomat must face at some point in...

9 July 2018

Gender equity, diversity, inclusivity challenges and solutions discussed at women in optics luncheon

Céline d'Orgeville discussed raising awareness of gender equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace; improving gender equity, diversity, and inclusion in SPIE committees; and improving gender equity, diversity, and inclusion in conference...

4 July 2018

Dr Raihan Ismail awarded this year's prestigious Max Crawford Medal

Dr Raihan Ismail from The Australian National University (ANU) has been awarded this year's prestigious Max Crawford Medal from the Australian Academy of Humanties, for her outstanding scholarly achievement.

21 June 2018

Involving men in ending violence against women: The right approach?

#MeToo, White Ribbon, HeforShe – these campaigns are a collaboration by men and women to achieve gender equity and end violence against women. In recent times, they have dominated media headlines.

Yet Dr Joyce Wu questions...

24 May 2018

Queering Femininity: a look at ANU Sociology graduate Hannah McCann's first book

Hannah's first book explores femininity as a style of gender presentation and asks how (and whether) it can be refigured as a creative and queer style of the body

14 May 2018

Homeward Bound empowering women scientists

Professor Susan Scott says the 2018 Homeward Bound Expedition has allowed her to network with other types of women scientists in a way she has never had a chance...

24 April 2018

Abusers and enablers in faculty culture

K.A. Amienne discusses four ways that abuse negatively affects academe and suggests that by recognising the following behaviours as abuse, we can more quickly change them at the institutional level without constantly expecting women to adapt at the...

6 November 2017

The 'Davos' of women comes to Australia: Sydney to host Global Summit of Women

In an article for The Sydney Morning Herald, journalist Nassim Khadem writes that Sydney has won a global bid to host the "Davos" of women after it was backed by leading business and political leaders who want to showcase Australia as a nation...

15 May 2017

Your guide to overcoming the ‘imposter syndrome’

In an article for Asteron Life, Dr. Meg Carbonatto explores Imposter Syndrome and offers solutions on how to overcome it.

9 May 2017

Headlines gone mad: how coverage of ANU's Eagle Rock controversy fed the outrage industry

In an article for The Guardian, journalist and ANU student Emily Jones examines the media’s coverage of an incident at a university residential college event.

25 April 2017

The Troll Slayer

Mary Bear, Cambridge classicist, takes on her sexist detractors. Article by Rebecca Mead of The New Yorker.

19 March 2017

'Where are the feminists?': Peter Dutton insults women...because Keysar Trad insulted women

Gender Institute member Dr Skye Saunders has published an article in the Sydney Morning Herald examining Immigration Minister Peter Dutton's claims that feminists are 'hypocrites' for not immediately criticising comments from the Australian Federation...

5 March 2017

Australian Feminist Studies virtual special issue to coincide with Gender Institute symposium

A virtual special issue of Australian Feminist Studies, edited by Michelle Arrow and Angela Woollacott, has been produced to coincide with the ANU Gender Institute Symposium, ‘How the Personal Became Political: Reassessing Australia’s revolutions in...

3 March 2017

Even famous female economists get no respect

The achievements and expertise of prominent female economists are often downplayed, writes Justin Wolfers.

19 October 2016

How women historians smashed the glass ceiling

In an article for The Conversation, Anne Rees (Kathleen Fitzpatrick Junior Research Fellow, University of Sydney), reflects on the increasing numbers of women historians

19 October 2016

DFAT Secretary Frances Adamson: smart choice and a radical reform

On 20th July 2016, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull named Frances Adamson as the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade's new secretary, the first woman to hold the post.

7 August 2016

Women’s representation and gender gaps in political participation: do time and success matter in a cross-national perspective?

Dr Katrine Beauregard, a lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations, has published an article on women’s representation and gender gaps in political participation.

19 July 2016

Gender and sexuality in Asia today

The latest issue of East Asia Forum Quarterly brings together prominent scholars of gender studies from various countries and disciplines to explore the diversity and complexity of issues of gender and sexuality in contemporary Asia.

20 June 2016

Equality credentials: Sara Ahmed on inclusive institutions

"Equality is not a credential. Equality is a task. It is what we have to do, because we are not there yet". Access the full blog post here.

14 June 2016

Hillary Clinton has one last ceiling to crack

This op-ed piece from Caroline Overington at The Australian website takes a recent interview of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on ABC's 730 Report as a departure point to discuss the importance and power of language.

11 June 2016

Student evaluations of teaching are unreliable and biased against female instructors

In a blog post for the London School of Economics, Anne Boring, Kellie Ottoboni and Philip B. Stark review studies of...

6 June 2016

The importance women and girls in sports

A web resource published on provides a brief of the history of women and girls in sport.

22 March 2016

International Innovation - Women in STEM issue

Issue 194 of International Innovation features advocacy, policy and research by women in STEM.

21 December 2015

A masculine Myanmar and the vote

This article by Gender Institute member Khin Khin Mra considers the impact of the recent elections on the male face of public life in Myanmar.

12 November 2015

Spotlight on gender and sexuality

Interview with Rowena Allen, Victorian Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality

21 September 2015

Research grants skewed towards men: UK study

An article in The Conversation discusses a UK study which indicates that funding is still skewed towards men due to the lack of women professors.

14 September 2015

In Myanmar there will be no democratic transition without women

This article makes clear the crucial role of women's civil society organisations to the democratic transition in Myanmar.

6 September 2015

Tackling gender equity in science

In this article Britta Förster and Anne-Sopie Dielen explore what policymakers and universities can do to encourage female science PhD graduates into science careers.

30 August 2015

Professor Kim Rubenstein discusses the lack of gender balance in appointments to the High Court

In an article for the Canberra Times, Gender Institute member Kim Rubenstein argues that addressing the lack of women in the high court should remain a priority.

17 December 2014

Governments across Australia targeting women's services

Recently published in the ACT Council of Social Service newsletter, Update, this opinion piece by Gender Institute member Dr Merrindahl Andrew, Senior Research Associate in the School of Political Science and International Relations...

8 April 2014

Perspective Papers on Gender Equality in the Workplace

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has released a suite of seven papers on gender equality in the workplace.

The seven papers are:

25 March 2014

New laws will allow for sex change to be made to birth certificates

Applause and whoops of joy greeted the passing of new laws allowing transgender and intersex people to change their birth certificates in the ACT Assembly on Thursday.

21 March 2014

Sex and the Research Excellence Framework (REF)

Barbara Graziosi, professor of Classics and director for the arts and humanities at the Institute of Advanced Study, Durham University poses the question: Does research assessment discriminate against female academics?

21 March 2014

There is no "We": V-day, indigenous women and the myth of shared gender oppression

Lauren Chief Elk writes about the impact of mainstream feminism on public policy and debate and the issues this can raise for indigenous communities.

12 February 2014

Fairness to All: Gender and Sex in Scientific Reporting

The editors of the major US journal Clinical Orthopaedic and Related Research have published an editorial (PDF attached below) recommending that research needs to explicitly "reflect that we treat both men and

4 February 2014

Bibliometrics and the climate for women in science

Two recent articles of interest regarding initiatives and research addressing global gender disparities in the sciences

20 January 2014

Leaks in the pipeline: separating demographic inertia from ongoing gender differences in academia

Identifying the causes underlying the under-representation of women in academia is a source of ongoing concern and controversy, yet it is a critical issue in ensuring the openness and diversity of academia.

18 December 2013

Whispers from the Bush: Sexual Harassment in Australian Rural Workplaces

ANU College of Law Lecturer and University of Canberra PhD Candidate Skye Saunders' research has recently recieved significant media coverage with an article in The Age newspapaer and an Interview on ABC Radio program 'Bush Telegraph'. Skye's research...

15 November 2013

No Chicks No Excuses

There's no excuse for not having women speakers!

12 September 2013

Media focus on 'gender wars' debases debate

Read Gender Institute Convener, Dr Fiona Jenkins' article: Media focus on 'gender wars' debases debate (Canberra Times and Sydney Morning Herald, 21 June).

26 June 2013

Anne Summers Reports: current issue and subscription information

Subscribe to Anne Summers' online magazine, Anne Summers Reports, as mentioned in her recent speech at Gender Institute "Lets Get Loud" event.

21 May 2013

Articles of interest: Delhi gang rape - commentary by Gender Institute members

Two recent articles concerning what has come to be known as the Delhi gang rape case by Gender Institute members Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt and Elen Turner.

22 March 2013

Article of interest: Combining academia and activism - common obstacles and useful tools

Are you an academic or researcher who is also involved in activism or who would like to be? If so, a new article may be of interest.

5 March 2013

Counting for nothing: Cancellation of time-use survey

The government has renewed its commitment to flexible working hours for workers with caring responsibilities. It is ironic this commitment should follow so closely on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) cancelling the relevant statistical...

11 February 2013

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