Achieving Gender Equality

Achieve Gender Equality Advancing the roles of both genders through discovery, discussion, education, leadership and adapting our values to allow women and men equal opportunity to a career, parenting, financial security and personal enrichment.

White, male leadership on gender not enough for a step change

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The following article was reported in the Australian Financial Review on 7 January 2014. Read More...

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Australian Defence Force Captain highlights importance of gender on peace and security

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Captain Jennifer Wittwer has recently returned from a 7 month deployment to Afghanistan as Gender Advisor. Her role was to assist the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command to implement UNSCR 1325 at the operational and tactical level.

Captain Wittwer has a longstanding career in the Royal Australian Navy and she contributed to Stepping Up prior to her deployment. Below she outlines the importance of gender perspective on achieving peace, security and reconstruction. Read More...

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It's not 'stop the boats', it's 'stop the excuses'

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

With the announcement of Tony Abbott's cabinet last week, Rosa Parks came to mind. She was the African-American woman who refused to give up her seat to a white person on 1 December 1955. Her defiance served to rally black leaders from all around America to lead change in what became known as the ‘bus boycott’. It lasted until 20 December 1956 when a federal ruling that segregation on buses was unconstitutional. From that day forward, the rights of African-America people changed forever. Read More...

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