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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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Our Services

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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Evidence suggests that unless we end violence against women and girls (VAWG) globally, we won’t achieve at least 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This paper explores the links between each of those 14 SDGs and VAWG.

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Making Progress in Prevention Possible

In partnership with UN Women, The Equality Institute developed a monitoring framework for the prevention of violence against women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Djirra Young Luv Instagram Campaign

Djirra and The Equality Institute worked together to design and deliver a launch campaign to kickstart the Young Luv Instagram account .

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The Gender & Health Hub

We are working with UNU–IIGH as their Communications Partner to deliver the Gender & Health Hub (GHH). The GHH is an online platform that aims to increase the effectiveness of gender integration through collaboration, new partnerships, ...

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“Safe, Respected and Free from Violence”: An evaluation of primary prevention projects

Funded by the ANROWS Research Fund to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children (Philanthropic – Luke Batty Legacy), we are undertaking an evaluation of two of the Tangentyere Council Aboriginal Corporation’s primary prevention projects. ...

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Gender Impact Assessment

In close consultation with the Commission for Gender Equality in the Public Sector, The Equality Institute developed a Gender Impact Assessment (GIA) toolkit to support the implementation of the Gender Equality Act 2020 and empower organisations to ...

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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.

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News, Events and More

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Writing a meaningful Acknowledgement of Country

The Equality Institute (EQI) has recently written an Acknowledgement of Country for our own organisation, and it was a necessarily humbling process. We have tried to speak from the heart and set commitments for our work alongside Aboriginal and ...

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To my daughter


A poem by our Research and Partnerships Manager, as a follow-on from her ...

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Illustration os six Aboriginal women from the Northen Territory, members of the Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group.

We asked our audience, have you ever wondered what it means to be an ...

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Financial feminism can mean different things to different people. For us, ...

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