We all want to live in a country which is fair and equitable. We expect that when policies are developed, the needs of a broad range of social groupings are taken into account.
Economics is the organising frame for almost every policy decision made by government, and the lack of women and other forms of diversity in economics is suppressing alternative views on what effective policy looks like. This impacts our chance as a country to be fully representative and progress gender equality.
“Tackling gender inequality requires a comprehensive understanding of what policies work and what doesn’t. We have many researchers in Australia who are passionate about finding solutions to address gender inequalities in society, but we need a better way to pool together their knowledge and communicate it to policy-makers and leaders who can turn talk into action. The Australian Gender Economics Workshop (AGEW) is a way for us to bring together this evidence base and harness this knowledge on a national scale, taking us a step closer to achieving more equitable economic outcomes and opportunities for women and girls in Australia. The Women in Economics Network is very grateful to the Victorian Women’s Trust for their support of this initiative.”
– Leonora Risse, Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Over the course of two days at the Australian Gender Economics Workshop 2019 researchers will work on pressing issues in relation to gender equity, coming together to share their findings and converse with policymakers on how to translate research outcomes into action. The workshop will connect researchers, government, industry and community organisations, collectively identifying actionable strategies to tackle gender inequality in Australia.
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