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The 2019 Women for Media Report

Collecting evidence of what works.

GREAT IDEAS DRIVEN BY GREAT DATA

We believe that rigorous, scientific inquiry is key to uncovering evidence that informs where we go and what we do to narrow the gender gap.

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The Women's Leadership Institute Australia is committed to funding research that moves beyond the basic and familiar statistics of gender inequity and accelerates our mission of achieving gender equality for Australian women. What are the causal factors? What measures can be identified to close the gap? Through new and imaginative approaches to gain an in-depth understanding of the factors causing the gender inequality faced by Australian women, we can create the tools to take considered and proactive measures toward effecting solutions. 

Have an innovative research proposal?

The Women's Leadership Institute Australia Research Fellowship funds the professional time of an individual or team breaking new ground in the service of advancing gender equality. Fellowships are only awarded with the support of an appropriate research institution. Recipients of the WLIA Fellowship are supported to pursue their stated pursuits.

GENDER EQUITY IN THE NEWS

Women's Leadership Institute Australia is supporting an ongoing analysis of gender equity on Australian news websites that tracks the gender of journalists, sources quoted, photographers, and subjects photographed. View the latest 2019 Women for Media Report: ‘You can’t be what you can’t see’ here.

CAUSES OF GENDER INEQUALITY

Progress towards gender equity in Australia is too slow. Women lag behind in all measures of economic, social and cultural empowerment. This project, in partnership with the Per Capita think tank, builds a deep understanding of the intersecting causes of obstacles faced by Australian women, bringing to light better and clearer data to nimbly identify and respond to the barriers to gender equality.

WOMEN FOR MEDIA REPORTS

Extensive analyses, unique in breadth and depth, of the gender balance of sources and experts quoted in the Australian print media, for both news and opinion, conducted over a three-week period in 2016, and over one-week periods in 2013 and 2012. Key findings showed a huge gender disparity in most areas.

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