out on the
stage – a
straining on its
Gender equality has been a talking
point in the public domain for more
than a century, yet positive action
and change has still not been fully
realised. Gender-related violence
and exclusion persists.
As for all societal challenges,
research is fundamental to building
knowledge, deeper understanding
and effective policy tools with
which to turn talk into action.
The work of researchers is
to develop mechanisms that
bring into clear focus – and
document – both subtle and overt
discrimination, from career and
workplace limitations and social and
economic marginalisation, through
to the extremes of sexual abuse
and culturally-sanctioned violence.
It is systematic research that
provides the practical, workable
basis for developing strategies that
can rectify gender inequity.
The research starts with gender,
but as these reports show, equality
empowers the whole of society.
ISSUE 1 / 2020