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The International Civil Service Effectiveness (InCiSE) Index 2017
The InCiSE Index offers comparative evidence on the effectiveness of central government civil services. It seeks to answer what constitutes an effective civil service and how leaders can recognise national performance against effectiveness indicators.
Transformative and Feminist Leadership for Women's Rights
“Oxfam’s theory of change acknowledges that systematic discrimination against women and girls is both a cause and a consequence of the inequality that drives poverty.”
John Howard trashed mentor Robert Menzies' legacy on gender equality
Gender Policy: Myanmar Policy Brief Series
"One of the major constraints for women is the influence of patriarchal cultural values in leadership positions including political representation, high ranking positions in all government institutions, and within families and personal lives."
Women's Authority in Political Decision-Making Groups
“Formal decision-making groups are ubiquitous, and they make decisions that govern every aspect of life, yet women are vastly underrepresented in them. How effective are women in these groups, where their numbers still lag far behind men's?”
'A husband is not a retirement plan' Achieving economic security for women in retirement
Australia's retirement system “favours higher income earners who work full-time, without breaks, for the entirety of their working life. [Those] who do not fit this pattern of work face a significant handicap when saving for their retirement.”
Neoliberalism and Gender Equality Policy in Australia
“After a Coalition electoral victory in 2013, the Australian Office for Women was returned from the periphery to the centre of government. This was contrary to the expectation”.
Specialised Parliamentary Bodies: Their role and relevance to women’s movement repertoire
“In the past, feminist scholarship was often highly sceptical of institution-building within existing political and governance institutions. This may have contributed to a neglect of the new phenomenon of specialised parliamentary bodies with a gender equ
Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment Strategy
“Gender inequality is a result of unequal power distribution between women and men, exacerbated by ongoing discrimination, weaknesses in laws, policies and institutions, and social relations that normalise inequality.”
EY Senior Civil Service Women’s Leadership Index 2016: UK
“We are committed to helping to drive debate and discussion on how women can and must play a more significant role in central government as well as business in the UK.”
Third Annual Civil Society Report Card on Women, Peace and Security: Australia's national action plan on women, peace and security
"The production of the Third Annual Civil Society Report Card on Women, Peace and Security is once again the result of twelve months of dedicated work from the Steering Committee of the Annual Civil Society Dialogue".
Women in Leadership Strategy: Promoting equality and dismantling barriers
"The Women in Leadership initiative was announced by the Secretary, Peter N Varghese AO, in December 2014 to look into the reasons why women’s career progression in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is not equal to that of men."