Achieving gender equity is about addressing the inequalities in access to basic human rights. It’s about embracing and welcoming the many experiences, genders and identities that are not properly recognised by our mainstream policies and systems and adjusting our social systems to be authentically inclusive.
This booklet is designed to help you think about love, intimacy and respectful relationships. It is designed to support conversations and encourage a greater awareness of relationship safety.
This amendments proposed in the Religious Discrimination Bill work against the national framework for the prevention of violence against women by allowing for statements that condone violence against women, limit female independence, and reinforce negative gender stereotypes
Engender Equality's submission in support of the #letherspeak campaign. Engender advocates for changes to the Evidence Act (Tas) to allow sexual assault survivors to speak about their experience when and how they like to. Shame about sex and sexuality, which extends to sexual assault, is a burden that women have carried for many thousands of years and it is a shame that needs to be abolished. The wide spread experience of shame enables sexual assault perpetrators to target women and if the law can support community initiatives to annihilate this experience then it must do so vigorously.
As a specialist service we support people who have experienced family violence and are intimately aware of the adverse effects and long-term suffering that can result from bullying within intimate relationships and following separation. We are very much interested in raising the profile of coercive control and the range of actions and interactions that cause harm and humiliation to the people who access our services.
Women using alcohol and other drugs may be reluctant to contact family violence services for support and AoD services may be the only point of contact for women in violent or abusive relationships. This resource aims to provide basic information to assist you in working with clients who may be experiencing domestic and family violence.
This resource has been developed to assist people working in the health to identify and respond to patients who have experienced or are experiencing family violence. Published in 2015
The resource has been designed to assist mental healthy professionals to effectively support those why work with who are or have been impacted by family violence.
Given the established links between literacy levels and a range of outcomes for children, women’s low literacy has flow-on effects for society more broadly.
People with lower literacy, whether due to educational attainment, intellectual ability, neurodiversity, health or age, should not be at risk of social exclusion, stigmatisation or being relegated to subordinate roles in society.
There is clear and compelling evidence that the adverse effects of family violence contribute to inter generational disadvantage. In this submission Engender Equality urges the House of Representative Select Committee to reject an individualistic blaming approach that perpetuates further stigmatisation and harm to the most vulnerable in our communities.