OUR COMMUNITY

 

PROJECTS

We take a holistic approach to develop research, provide guidance on policies and programmes, and build creative ways to incite social change. We've worked on ground-breaking projects with the organisations listed below. 

It's our community that makes us. Go to our projects page or contact us to find out more. 


PARTNERSHIPS

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The Prevention Collaborative serves practitioners and social movements working to prevent violence against women in the Global South. It collaborates with others in the anti-violence field including researchers, international organisations, and service providers. The Equality Institute is a member of The Prevention Collaborative and assists in its initiatives to improve programmes that prevent violence against women in low resource settings in diverse ways.

Learn more about The Prevention Collaborative by downloading the information sheet here.


BOARDS AND ADVISORY GROUPS

GLOBAL WOMEN'S INSTITUTE AT THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY, WASHINGTON DC

The Director of The Equality Institute, Dr Emma Fulu is on the Leadership Council of The Global Women’s Institute (GWI) at The George Washington University in Washington DC.

The GWI is a university-wide initiative that aims to advance gender equality through research, education and action for change as well as through equipping the next generation of leaders to take on the challenge of improving conditions for women and girls globally. Dr Fulu is part of a diverse group of eminent global leaders, practitioners, educators, advocates and intellectuals who collectively advise, strengthen and promote GWI’s program, research, and activities within The GWI’s Leadership Council. Dr Fulu’s expertise contributes to efforts to secure human rights and women’s empowerment, promote gender aware international development and foreign policy, advance equality globally, and prevent violence against women and girls.

Learn more about the GWI here

 

MINISTERIAL COUNCIL ON WOMEN'S EQUALITY, VICTORIA

Dr Fulu is also on the Ministerial Council on Women's Equality, which provides expert advice on the implementation of founding reforms and early actions outlined in 'Safe and Strong—Victoria’s first Gender Equality Strategyas well as future priorities for gender equality in the state of Victoria, Australia.

It will also provide strategic and evidence-based advice on the development of an action plan to guide Victoria’s progress towards gender equality, a comprehensive outcomes framework to measure progress on the strategy, strategies to build the capacity of the government, corporate, not-for-profit and community sectors to support gender equality, and promote broader consultation to enhance major policy initiatives in relation to gender equality.

 

GENDER ADVISORY PANEL MEMBER, GENEVA

Dr Fulu is also serving as a member of the Gender Advisory Panel (GAP) of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR), which includes the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction.

The Panel’s mandate is to examine the work of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research from a gender and rights perspective, and to give guidance on these issues in the field of reproductive health. The views and recommendations of the Panel are presented to the Department’s Scientific and Technical Advisory Group which reviews research and technical support activities and recommends priorities for the Department’s future work.

 

WOMEN, WAR TRAUMA, AND PEACEBUILDING ADVISORY BOARD AT UPPSALA UNIVERSITY, SWEDEN

This project aims to study the complex and gendered links between war trauma, psychological health and attitudes towards peace, to better understand the challenges women and men face in the aftermath of war. Dr Fulu is contributing her extensive expertise in the design and implementation of cross-national studies on men’s violence against women, and ensuring that research findings have an impact in influencing policies and practice on the ground. 

 

EVIDENCE BASED SYSTEMIC APPROACH TO ADDRESSING INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE IN INDIA: CREATING A NEW VISION TECHNICAL ADVISORY GROUP, INDIA

Building on current and ongoing investments in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aims to advance the field of intimate partner violence prevention and mitigation in India, while informing aspirations to eliminate violence against women globally.

The Foundation aims to build an understanding of how a response to intimate partner violence can be integrated into their on-going work in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar by playing a catalytic role in addressing intimate partner violence in India at the systemic level, using existing government and community platforms and by integrating intimate partner violence intervention into their on-going work within the health sector.

As a member of the Technical Advisory Group, Dr Fulu is informing the evidence building discourse needed for developing a systemic response to Intimate Partner Violence that leverages and works through the front line institutions of governance, primary health and women collectives.

 

AUSTRALIA'S NATIONAL ORGANISATION FOR WOMEN'S SAFETY (ANROWS) NATIONAL COMMUNITY ATTITUDES TOWARDS VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN (NCAS) PROJECT EXPERT PANEL

The National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS), is one of two monitoring mechanisms of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children 2010-2022.

The NCAS is a research project that aims to support and undertake high quality research, as well as communications and knowledge translation activity to inform policy development, project and program planning, practice and further research to reduce and prevent violence against women and their children. It has a focus on the role of knowledge, attitudes, and social norms related to violence against women and gender relations and primary prevention of violence against women. In addition to exploring knowledge, attitudes and norms and responses among the community as a whole, the NCAS has a particular focus on attitudes among culturally and linguistically diverse and Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander communities, people with disabilities and young people.

Dr Fulu’s is contributing to the Expert and Peer Review Panels particularly in the areas of questionnaire design and ethics and safety standards for conducing research on violence against women, to ensure that the project produces effective and meaningful outcomes for the communities that it aims to serve.