SDG 5 Gender Equality

UNSW demonstrates expertise through people, centres and institutes and partnership

The Australian Human Rights Institute (AHRI) launched in 2018 upon the legacy of the Australian Human Rights Centre, founded in 1986. One of the AHRI's key pillars is Gender Justice, which it works towards through delivering interdisciplinary applied research.

The Institute for Global Development (IGD), part of the Division of Equity Diversity & Inclusion, aims to tackle significant global development challenges. As part of the IGD's work on SDG #5, one of its initiatives under Equity & Social Justice is to work towards achieving gender equality in just transitions.

The Australian Centre for NanoMedicine (ACN) is a translational research centre that combines Medicine, Science and Engineering to deliver therapeutic solutions to research problems in medicine. The ACN was established in 2011 and aims to become the hub of all nanomedicine research in Australia and a gateway for international collaboration.

As a Professor of History in the School of Humanities & Languages in the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture, Professor Roces studies twentieth century Philippine history, particularly women’s history, as well as the history of dress. Her most recent monograph, Gender in Southeast Asia, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, and she has co-edited several anthologies on the topic of women in Asia.

Sue Williamson is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management in the School of Business at UNSW Canberra. Her most recent research examines how various public sector agencies implement gender equality initiatives, including how middle managers can progress gender equality and how what the future of work will be in a post-pandemic world.

Dr Simic is the Convenor of History and Area Studies in the School of Humanities & Languages in the Faculty of Arts, Design & Architecture. Dr Simic's recent work includes a feminist history of domestic violence in Australia and a contribution to a volume on the history of consent laws. 

SAGE Athena SWAN Award

bronze Sage Award

UNSW is a proud supporter of the Athena SWAN Charter and holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award for action towards gender equity. As part of the award, UNSW submitted its UNSW Athena SWAN Action Plan: 2018-2022, which outlines our commitment to addressing gender bias, particularly in academia, and developing a more inclusive culture where all staff can succeed, regardless of their gender.

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UNSW is committed to achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls. Explore our commitments and activities to this Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). 

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