How we work matters
as much as what we do
We are a values-driven, creative and inclusive feminist organisation. We are collaborative, communicative and seek to foster exciting partnerships across fields. Our mission is to advance gender equality and prevent violence against women and girls. It’s a big mission and there are lots of moving parts that contribute.
We work across four key areas to fulfil our mission: Research and Evaluation, Communications and Innovation, Policy, Advocacy and Strategic Advice, and Feminist Movement Building. Within these key areas, the work we do includes (but is not limited to):
Gender Impact Analysis
Process and impact evaluations of violence prevention programs
Women-led research on violence against women and girls in conflict and disaster settings
Campaign design and delivery
Media-based interventions to prevent violence against women and girls
Designing policy frameworks for gender equality and violence prevention
Evidence reviews to inform policy
Training and mentoring for young women on feminist leadership
Community engagement and collaboration
Find a selection of featured projects below. For more of our work, visit our Resources page here.
GATES FOUNDATION GENDER EQUALITY TOOLBOX
The EQI was engaged by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation across multiple projects including writing a methods note on measuring women and girl’s empowerment, developing and designing a website to house the foundation’s technical gender integration tools, and delivering a branding and communications strategy for the foundation’s inaugural Gender Integration Summit.
UN WOMEN KIRIBATI
Together with UN Women and the Ministry of Women, Youth, and Social Affairs (MWYSA) of the Government of Kiribati, the EQI is conducting an impact evaluation of community-based violence prevention programmes in Kiribati.
GLOBAL SCOPING OF ADVOCACY AND FUNDING FOR THE PREVENTION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS
The EQI was invited to present this paper at Wilton Park in the United Kingdom. The paper presents findings from a global scoping of funding and advocacy within the VAWG prevention field.
OXFAM SAFE FAMILIES
In partnership with Oxfam and Monash University, we conducted research to evaluate the effectiveness of Oxfam’s Safe Families program and understand the processes of shifting harmful social norms that drive family and sexual violence in Solomon Islands.
The Equality Institute were engaged by COFEM to research and develop a series of tip sheets that formed the COFEM Feminist Pocketbook - a resource to help practitioners working in humanitarian and development settings to articulate and implement feminist approaches in addressing VAWG.
FAMILY VIOLENCE PRIMARY PREVENTION
The Equality Institute was commissioned by the Victorian Government to conduct a comprehensive literature review and analysis on different manifestations of family violence, and on proven and promising practices for primary prevention.