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The Equality Institute

We are a global feminist agency working to advance gender equality and end violence against women and girls.

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Our vision

A world in which diversity is celebrated, all people are respected, and power and resources are shared.

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Transformational education

We're nurturing stronger and more inclusive organisations to lead positive social change through holistic (and fun) learning approaches.

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Research & Learning

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We promote shared learning and work to build the evidence base to better understand and address violence against women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region and globally.

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Creative Communications

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We offer creatives services and produce cutting edge multi-media content to transform social norms, drive more effective research uptake and advocate for prevention.

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Policy & Advocacy

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Through strategic engagement and advocacy, including gender impact assessments and evaluations, we shape policy and practice, in Australia and internationally.

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20 Countries And Counting

Global Impact

We work all over the world, across multiple sectors and within governments, local and international NGOs, academia, multi-lateral agencies and with donors.

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Latest Projects

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U Right Sis? is a three-year primary prevention project aimed at changing harmful attitudes and beliefs about technology-facilitated abuse in Central Australia. Technology-facilitated abuse is when technology, like phones, computers, and social...

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Collage-style photos and illustration of three different Pacific people. One is a young girl holding a sign reading 'no one can own anyone, one is a woman giving a speech at a podium covered in flowers, and one is a young female sports player.

'Change is Possible' Animation

We recently partnered with UN Women Fiji MCO to develop and deliver a range of knowledge and communications products, including two animations, to support their EVAWG programme, implemented primarily under the Pacific Partnership to End Violence...

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Almost 2 in 3 women have experienced physical and/or sexual vioelnce by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

We Are All Created Equal - Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls in Fiji’s Faith Settings

Co-created with House of Sarah and UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO), this paper tells the story of House of Sarah the faith-based civil society organisation’s work in Suva, Fiji, working to prevent violence against women and girls (VAWG).

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EQI's Five-Year Northern Territory Strategic Plan

We are excited to present our 5-Year Northern Territory Strategic Plan (NT Strategic Plan). The NT Strategic Plan supports EQI's overarching mission to advance gender equality and end violence against women and girls, and aligns with our 5-Year...

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Violence against children in Timor-Leste and consequences on adult health and exposure to adversity

The Equality Institute (EQI) was engaged by Nabilan to conduct a Secondary Data Analysis of Nabilan Baseline Survey Data looking at violence against children in Timor-Leste and its consequences of adult health and experiences, and perpetration, of...

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Bin-Alin Hakbi’it Malu (Sisters Empowering Each Other) Feminist Leadership Pilot

In Dili, Timor-Leste, EQI has piloted a new feminist leadership incubator, providing a transformational space of co-learning and self- and collective-care.

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11 members of the Tangentyere Women's Family Safety Group posing on a hike at Kings Canyon, some are standing and others sit. Trees and rocks surround them. They look happy.

The Tangentyere Women's Family Safety Group 2022 Annual Retreat

As part of the three-year “Tangentyere Collective Care project”, in April 2022, EQI facilitated a four day self-and collective-care retreat with the Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group.

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Resources, News and More


Four steps to a truly inclusive workplace

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives have never been more visible. Here’s how to avoid tokenism, and achieve real change.

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What we’ve been learning from attempting to decolonise our research...

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A black and white photo of a Black man standing underneath an umbrella in a crowd of people, wearing a mask. The two book covers, 'Talking To My Country' by Stan Grant, and 'Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race' by Reni Eddo-Lodge, are superimposed over the photo.

This month’s book list is focused on anti-racism, decolonising, and...

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A photo of the 'Welcome to Alice Springs' sign with the Tangentyere Council flag hanging. Behind the sign are rolling hills with ochre and shrubbery.

Content note: Domestic, family, and sexual violence against Aboriginal and...

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