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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 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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Leadership & Advocacy

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We provide leadership, promote shared-learning, and support a multi-generational field of feminist leaders to drive prevention of violence against women and girls.

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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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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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Transforming Harmful Gender Norms in Solomon Islands

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 ...

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Global Scoping of Advocacy and Funding for the Prevention of Violence Against Women and Girls

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 ...

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News, Events and More

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Rituals and reflections under Covid-19 stay-at-home orders

Most of our core team at EQI is located in Melbourne, which means we’ve been living under restrictions, in some form, from March until now. As we’ve all heard in many moments this year, these are unprecedented times. We are very fortunate that our ...

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The Equality Institute recognises the dedication, strength and leadership ...

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Like everyone else this week, my Instagram feed has been filled with black ...

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