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, delivering a report, Transforming Harmful Gender Norms in Solomon Islands, downloadable now.
The EQI was engaged by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation across multiple projects relating to the foundation’s Gender Equality Toolbox, 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.
The paper presents findings from a global scoping of funding and advocacy within the VAWG prevention field. It provides an overview of funding patterns for VAWG prevention programming over the past five years including current donors and the estimated size of their investments; provides an overview of lessons learned, opportunities and gaps in the advocacy space on VAWG prevention; and includes recommendations for funding and advocacy opportunities. The Equality Institute was invited to present this report at Wilton Park in the United Kingdom.
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 contexts to articulate and implement feminist approaches in addressing violence against women and girls (VAWG), also known as gender-based violence (GBV).
The pocketbook consists of ten concise ‘tip sheets’ on key topics for addressing GBV in humanitarian and development settings, such as shifting interpretations of terminology relating to gender and GBC, male accountability in efforts to address GBV, and working with other social justice movements collaboratively.
The Australian Department of Education and Training commissioned The Equality Institute to produce a literature review to assess and contribute to the evidence base for addressing family violence within the education sector.
The Equality Institute worked with Our Watch to develop an Implementation and Evaluation Guide and this Guide to Prevention Monitoring as a companion documents to Change the Story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia.
This Our Watch companion guide to Change the story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women and their children in Australia, was co-written by The Equality Institute and funded by VicHealth.
Our Director, Dr Emma Fulu, was the lead author and research coordinator, with contributions from our Research Associate Sarah McCook, on this research into the pathways between childhood trauma, intimate partner violence and harsh parenting practices.
The Equality Institute was engaged by the Victorian Government to scope and analyse available literature on, and establish the state of knowledge of, the drivers and reinforcing factors of family violence, particularly among marginalised communities.
The Director of The Equality Institute Dr Emma Fulu, co-authored the research paper Association Among Father Involvement, Partner Violence and Paternal Health: UN Multi-Country Cross-Sectional Study on Men and Violence, which was published in the 2017 American Journal of Preventative Medicine.
The Director of The Equality Institute, Dr Emma Fulu, co-authored the article Integrating male sexual diversity into violence prevention efforts with men and boys: evidence from the Asia-Pacific Region which features in the latest issue of Culture, Health & Sexuality.
The Equality Institute was engaged by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on a collaborative project with the Department for Community Development and Religion (DfCDR) in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and with finance from the Department for Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
The Equality Institute was engaged by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to compile and analyse the three components of the study on women’s and men’s health and life experiences in Papua, Indonesia.
Dr Emma Fulu was engaged by the UN Women Asia-Pacific Regional Office to research and produce a report that identified evidence-based recommendations for constructing the most effective policies, programmes and strategies to enhance women and girls’ safety.
In 2015, The Director of the Equality Institute, Dr Emma Fulu, was engaged by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to develop evidence briefs focused on what type of interventions work to prevent HIV among adolescent girls, and separately, what interventions work to prevent HIV among sex workers.
Produced for DFID in partnership with GSDRC, a consortium of research bodies that advise major development agencies, the reading pack provides open access to some of the most important and reliable research articles of the past decade.
Carried out by Partners for Prevention, Why Do Some Men Use Violence And How Can We Prevent It? presents quantitative findings from the ground-breaking United Nations Multi-Country Study on Men and Violence in Asia Pacific.
The Director of the Equality Institute, Dr Emma Fulu, was engaged by United Nations agencies along with academics, governments, and sex worker community groups in the aim of addressing gaps in knowledge regarding the links between sex work, violence and HIV in Asia.