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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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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 has developed a Gender Impact Assessment (GIA) toolkit to to support the implementation of the Gender Equality Act 2020 and empower ...

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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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Initiative to Build Shared Agendas to Prevent VAWG

In the last five years, less than .002 percent of global Official Development Assistance was directed to preventing violence against women and girls. The Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls Initiative exists to change this. This initiative ...

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Gender Equality Toolbox

The EQI was engaged by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation across multiple projects including preparing a methods note on measuring women and girl’s empowerment, developing and designing a website to house the foundation’s technical gender ...

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Ending Violence against Women and Girls: Evaluating a decade of Australia’s development assistance

The Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE) commissioned this evaluation of Australia's development assistance for EVAWG to assess the progress made over the past decade. The report includes recommendations to guide Australia's policy engagement ...

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What Works to Prevent Sexual Violence Against Children

Together with OAK Foundation and Together for Girls, The Equality Institute conducted an evidence review on What Works to Prevent Violence Against Children. Building off the INSPIRE framework “Seven Strategies to Prevent Violence Against Children”, ...

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News, Events and More

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Activism

A profound loss and a grieving community: We must take action now to end violence against women

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that this post contains images of people who have now passed. All photos used with the permission of RaRa’s family and the Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group.

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While some love Valentine’s Day and all it represents, others might baulk ...

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As you may know, from 31st March 2021 , organisations within the Victorian ...

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Most of our core team at EQI is located in Melbourne, which means we’ve ...

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