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):
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
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.
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.
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.
NABILAN PREVALENCE STUDY
We worked with The Asia Foundation, implementing a quantitative study on violence against women and children in Timor-Leste, which served as the baseline for their NabilanProgramon ending violence against women and children.
DPC PREVENTION MAPPING
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.
BRAND AND MOVEMENT BUILDING
We’ve built our brand and community from the bottom up, growing our audience to more than 30k engaged followers online through the implementation of creative and effective digital and content strategy and communications.