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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)

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade inquiry into human rights issues confronting women and girls in the Indian Ocean-Asia Pacific region (May 2014)

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade inquiry into the delivery and effectiveness of Australia’s bilateral aid program in Papua New Guinea (April 2015)

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade inquiry into International Aid (Promoting Gender Equality) Bill 2015 (June 2015)

Submission to the Finance and Public Administration and Reference Committee inquiry into Domestic Violence and Gender Inequality (March 2016)

Global Goals Policy Briefs

Global Goals: Women’s Rights Organisations and Movements

Global Goals: Women, Peace and Security

Global Goals and Unpaid Care

Global Goals: Moving Towards Implementation

Global Goals: Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment

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