Gender equality

We are commited to systematically working to promote and protect gender equality and women’s rights in all aspects of the program.

The Australian Volunteers Program believes that gender equality and women’s empowerment are essential for effective development.

We prioritise partnering with, and learning from, organisations working for gender equality and women’s rights. The program's approach to gender equality is partner-led and underpinned by upholding rights, raising voices, and investing in potential. This is complemented by broader efforts to work with men, women, boys, girls and people of diverse gender identities.

Learn more about our contributions to advancing gender equality by reading through our 2021 research summary on the topic

Questions on gender equality?

Contact our inclusion team to learn more about our approach to gender equality at

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Text: Support Women’s Organisations Funding and supporting local women’s organisations ensures they can advocate and make decisions based on their own experiences and needs.
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