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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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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

A lot has happened at EQI over the last four years - too much to fit in one paper! So much to reflect on, learn from and, importantly, celebrate .

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'What Counts?' The State of Funding for the Prevention of Gender-based Violence (GBV) against Women and Girls .

Effective GBV prevention work requires sustained political commitment from donors and national governments and a financial model that will catalyse transformative change across regions and countries. This report identifies the current trends and...

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Together for Prevention: Handbook on Multisectoral National Action Plans (NAPs) to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG)

The eradication of VAWG hinges on preventing violence in the first place through a comprehensive, inclusive approach, with gender equality at its core. This handbook is designed to strengthen national, multisectoral efforts for VAWG prevention and...

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‘More than a Dream: A Peru without violence is possible’ Animation

What does a life free from gendered violence and discrimination would look like, and what we can all do to make this dream a reality? That’s the question asked in a new animation and educational resource created with and for young people in Peru.

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Filling in the Picture: Research Priorities on Violence Against Women in the Asia and Pacific Region

Filling in the Picture is a regional adaptation of the Global Shared Research Agenda led by The Equality Institute in collaboration with an Advisory Group of researchers, activists, and practitioners across the Asia and Pacific region. Filling in...

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U Right Sis?

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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'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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Our Work

'Find the Joy' feminist leadership incubator

A space for women and non-binary people of colour to learn, lead and create transformative change, together.

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Inclusive language matters at work (and beyond). Here’s some simple swaps...

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Calling all public entities! You might know that in February 2024, public...

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