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Change the story at your university

Understand how universities can promote gender equality and contribute to preventing gender-based violence

Educating for equality

Universities are vibrant and inclusive communities. They are places where people study, work, live and play. They teach 1.5 million students every year and employ more than 100,000 staff. 

As places of higher learning and research, universities are in a unique position to promote gender equality and prevent violence.  

Educating for equality is a whole-of-university approach to prevent gender-based violence in – and through – universities. It comprises a comprehensive set of free, evidence-based tools and resources to guide universities’ progress towards gender equality. 

Key takeaways

  • Gender inequality affects everyone and everyone has a role to play in promoting a fairer, safer and respectful world.

  • As places of higher learning and research, universities are in a unique position to promote gender equality and prevent violence.

  • We need to work in a coordinated way across the university to bring about – and reinforce – systemic change.

Supporting resources

A whole of university approach

Teaching and learning resources

Communications, key messages and terminology

Support for implementation

Our Watch acknowledges the support of Universities Australia and the Victorian Government.

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