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‘Advocacy is political, but so too is silence’

Rachel Ball Fri, 5 May 2023

Rachel Ball, new CEO of the Reichstein Foundation, reflects on how far philanthropy in Australia has come in supporting advocacy. But what more can philanthropy do to unleash its full power?

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Reflections on the Impact Investment Summit

Bella Conyngham, Associate Engagement Manager (NSW and ACT) Philanthropy Australia Thu, 6 Apr 2023

The Global Impact Investing Network defines impact investments as those made with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.


Can philanthropy help address the dire need for gender equality in the media?

Lisa Davies, CEO, Australian Associated Press Fri, 31 Mar 2023

AAP aims to launch a Gender Equality desk, that would produce more than 250 articles a year exploring a range of issues relevant to gender equality, including workforce participation and remuneration, childcare solutions, violence prevention, education and health outcomes, economic impact and leadership.


Collective power is key to a fair democracy

Saffron Zomer, Lawyer, strategist and Executive Director, Australian Democracy Network, Fri, 17 Mar 2023

I had been working on the issue of climate change for a decade when I started to wonder – why aren’t we winning? The environmental imperative for action was clear and strong public support was there – yet, successive governments failed to answer the call to deliver action.


Gender equality in numbers

International Women's Development Agency Wed, 8 Mar 2023

Even with a seemingly limitless amount of data about our shopping habits or Netflix viewing history, we lack data about gender.


Thousands of our most vulnerable denied COVID anti-virals

Anne Wilson, CEO, Emerge Australia Wed, 8 Mar 2023

Up to four times as many women live with complex myalgic encephalomyelitis and thousands living with the condition are refused COVID-19 anti-virals.


Philanthropy’s role in cracking the code this International Women’s Day

Julie Reilly, CEO, Australians Investing in Women Fri, 3 Mar 2023

Each year brings a new theme for International Women’s Day (IWD) and a new focus for action on gender equality. A quick look at key gender equality statistics, however, shows very little that’s new.

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