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The Glass Labyrinth: Increasing female political representation in Australia – lessons from New Zealand
"Women face challenges in running for and holding public office, and it is evident that it is not just a glass ceiling to break through but a complex labyrinth of gendered biases to be negotiated and in some instances endured."
From girls to men: Social attitudes to gender equality in Australia
From Girls to Men: social attitudes to gender equality issues in Australia is a research program hosted by the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation at the University of Canberra.
Mapping Women, Peace and Security in the UN Security Council: 2017
"The overall aim of the policy brief is to assess the implementation of the women, peace, and security (WPS) policy framework in the work of the Security Council."
Australia’s compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
“This report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women examines Australia’s compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women."
Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012-18
"The WPS agenda recognises the gendered nature of security challenges and seeks to redress the disproportionate effects of conflict and disaster on women and girls."
OECD Toolkit for Mainstreaming & Implementing Gender Equality: Implementing the 2015 OECD Recommendation on Gender Equality in Public Life
"This Toolkit focuses on strengthening governance and accountability for gender equality as a means to improving the gender-responsiveness of public policy."
Grassroots action to boost women’s numbers in government
"Among a series of events marking International Women’s Day (...) were calls for initiatives to boost women’s representation in elected and executive positions."
Gender Balance on Australian Government Boards 2016-17
On 1 July 2016, the Government’s new target of women holding 50 per cent of Government board positions overall, and men and women each holding at least 40 per cent of positions on individual boards, came into effect. As at 30 June 2017, women held 42.7 pe
Embedding Gender Equality in the Australian Public Service: Changing practices, changing cultures
"Drawing on rich qualitative data derived from hundreds of hours of interviews (...) this report identifies some of the opportunities and challenges APS agencies have faced in their efforts to progress — and embed — gender equality."
State of the Service Report 2016-17
"Balancing the Future: APS Gender Equality Strategy 2016–19 was launched in April 2016. Since then, significant activity has occurred across the APS as agencies implement the strategy through agency-specific gender action plans."
Open House? Reflections on the possibility and practice of MPs job-sharing
"This pamphlet aims to initiate a broad and considered discussion of MP job-sharing amongst parliamentarians and the public".
Toolkit for Gender Equality in Governance: Implementing the 2015 OECD recommendation on gender equality in public life (preliminary version)
"This Toolkit stresses the importance of gender learning as an iterative process. To this end, it is also hoped that readers of this Toolkit will take the guidance provided and further develop the ideas therein in order to realize truly gender-sensitive s