Ally Network: Wear it Purple Day celebration
Friday 25th August is Wear it Purple Day.
The Ally Network will celebrate, meeting at the Jacaranda Tree:
Friday 25th August
Meeting at the Jacaranda Tree (just below the stairs leading up to Anchor Court) and then moving into a warmer space in the Hub if it's cold
Workplace Gender Equality Agency reporting
In accordance with the requirements of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012, on 24th July 2017 Flinders University lodged its annual report with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA). A copy of the report can be accessed here.
International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHoT)
Flinders Ally Network combined with the student Queer Collective to celebrate International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHoT).
IDAHoT has become an extremely important day for sexually and gender diverse people and allies, and is celebrated and commemorated on 17th May each year all around the world.
Athena SWAN at Flinders
Flinders University has been accepted into the Australian pilot of the Athena SWAN program run by the Science in Australian Gender Equity (SAGE) group of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE).
Flinders is one of 32 institutions across Australia participating in the pilot, and will be part of the second 'tranche' to commence the program in 2016. To participate in the program, Flinders has accepted the ten principles of the Athena SWAN charter:
The Athena SWAN charter
1. We acknowledge that academia cannot reach its full potential unless it can benefit from the talents of all.
2. We commit to advancing gender equality in academia, in particular addressing the loss of women across the career pipeline and the absence of women from senior academic, professional and support roles.
3. We commit to addressing unequal gender representation across academic disciplines and professional and support functions. In this we recognise disciplinary differences including the particularly high loss rate of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).
4. We commit to tackling the gender pay gap.
5. We commit to removing the obstacles faced by women, in particular, at major points of career development and progression including the transition from PhD into a sustainable academic career.
6. We commit to addressing the negative consequences of using short-term contracts for the retention and progression of staff in academia, particularly women.
7. We commit to tackling the discriminatory treatment often experienced by transgender people.
8. We acknowledge that advancing gender equality demands commitment and action from all levels of the organisation and in particular active leadership from those in senior roles.
9. We commit to making and mainstreaming sustainable structural and cultural changes to advance gender equality, recognising that initiatives and actions that support individuals alone will not sufficiently advance equality.
10. All individuals have identities shaped by several different factors. We commit to considering the intersection of gender and other factors wherever possible.
Further information on the pilot can be found here.
Should you have any questions or wish to engage further with the program, please contact Dr Brodie Beales.
Racism. It Stops with Me.
Flinders has signed up to the National 'Racism. It Stops with Me' campaign coordinated by the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions for activities or to find out more about activites supporting the Flinders pledge.