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ACT Women’s Plan 2016-26
This strategic report highlights areas of participation by women and girls within the ACT community. The report discusses ongoing barriers, the benefits of gender equity, and offers recommendations to further progress.
Measuring the Quality of Politicians Elected by Gender Quotas – Are They Any Different?
“Do gender quotas reduce the quality of politicians elected to a legislature? For the first time in the literature, this article addresses this question by examining the quality of ‘quota women’ compared to their non-quota colleagues”.
A Snapshot of Current Trends for Women in Leadership
"[T]he Parliamentary Library provides a snapshot of current trends in Australian parliaments, ministries, leadership positions, government boards and the Australian Public Service."
Futureproofing Australia: Gender diversity in politics
Founded on empirical research which invited the participation of almost 60 past and present female politicians, this research report looks at gender inequity prevalent in the political sphere; at the local, state and federal level.
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".
Refreshed Talent Action Plan: Removing the barriers to success
Part of the ongoing United Kingdom’s Civil Service Reform programme, this action plan aims to comprehend, and offer strategies to dismantle, existing barriers which impede progress for underrepresented groups.
A Gender Agenda (Fifth Edition)
“The lower levels of women’s participation in the decision-making structures of local government relates to a range of institutional, social and cultural constraints.”
‘Not yet 50/50’ – Barriers to the Progress of Senior Women in the Australian Public Service
"In most countries around the world women remain in the minority when it comes to senior positions in both the public and private sectors. That there are barriers to their progression is not in doubt."
Representation of Women in Australian Parliaments 2014
"Across Australia women continue to be significantly under-represented in parliament and executive government, comprising less than one-third of all parliamentarians and one-fifth of all ministers."
Gender Equality in Public Administration
As part of a UNDP global initiative on Gender Equality in Public Administration, this report utilises empirical data and case studies to discuss the actuality of progress towards gender parity and diversity within public administration.
Not yet 50/50: Barriers to the progress of senior women in the Australian Public Service
“That there are barriers to [women’s] progression is not in doubt. What is not well understood is the nature of those barriers and the extent to which barriers to progression in the public sector might differ from those in the private sector.”
Gender Equality & the Rule of Law
“The rule of law is a legal concept which requires the use of power to be controlled by the law to ensure equality before the law. Maintaining the rule of law is often noted as being the best way to preserve human rights.”