Policy & Advocacy
We are all responsible for advancing women’s human rights. Policy-makers are no exception. With the right laws, policies and programs, and funding that reflects the size of the task, we can transform the barriers that hold women back. This will have huge social and economic benefit.
IWDA uses the evidence from our research to advocate for laws and policies that stand up for women’s rights. Building awareness of research findings continues well after the research itself is completed. Ensuring ideas and evidence are seen and used by policy-makers, practitioners and advocates is key to change. It is an ongoing part of IWDA’s work to develop practical, engaging evidence-based tools to assist others to act, advocate and impact policy.
We participate in national, regional and global dialogues to advance women’s rights and gender equality. We take action by raising women’s rights issues with national decision-makers here in Australia. Last year we made submissions to parliamentary enquiries on:
- Australia’s aid program
- The human rights of women and girls in the Indian Ocean/Asia Pacific region
- The private sector’s role in economic growth and poverty reduction in the Indo-Pacific region
Past Policy Submissions
Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade inquiry into the role of the private sector in promoting economic growth and reducing poverty in the Indo-Pacific region (May 2014)
Global Goals Policy Briefs
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