Welcome to the Gender Consortium


Gender Consortium's staff and associates Genevieve Chaffey, Anu Mundkur, Cara Ellickson and Peter Lumb (associate)

The Gender Consortium is a group of associates who have expertise in gender and development issues. The dynamic team has a range of skills including undertaking applied policy research on gender equity, conceptualising and delivering gender analysis and gender mainstreaming capacity development programs, gender responsive policy development monitoring and evaluation.

The staff and associates of the Gender Consortium have worked in Australia, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

We offer consultancy services in:

  • gender analysis and gender mainstreaming capacity development
  • gender auditing
  • applied policy research on gender issues and
  • gender-sensitive monitoring and evaluation

Australian Awards Fellowships Program (2013)

The Gender Consortium is committed to fostering gender-sensitive policy, planning and project implementation in Australia and the Asia/Pacific region. Our capacity development programs reflect a participatory approach where, through creative exchange and sharing of knowledge and experience, new knowledge emerges for understanding approaches to gender mainstreaming, gender analysis and women's empowerment.

Under AusAID's Australia Awards Fellowships Program, from August - November 2013, the Gender Consortium hosted 16 Fellows from four Asian countries for a 12-week intensive program focussing on Enabling Social Inclusion: Gender and Disability Responsive Good Governance. As part of the Australia Awards Fellowships Program, the Gender Consortium organised a one-day international symposium in Adelaide on Friday 15 November 2013, titled Spotlight on Gender and Disability.

Attendees included policy-makers, service providers, researchers, consumers and interested individuals who shared their knowledge and experiences on enabling social inclusion: gender and disability responsive good governance. For more information see the flyer (PDF 421KB) .

 

Gender Consortium News

Vietnamese recognise work for women

With her work for women recently recognised locally through her inclusion on the SA Women’s Honour Roll, Ms Cara Ellickson has now received the Merit Medal for the Development of Women in Vietnam from the Vietnam Women’s Union .

The medal was awarded for her work in Vietnam contributing to equality and development for women over the past 15 years, which has ranged from contributions to projects targeting women in feminised settings like factories, marketplaces and schools, and the design and facilitation of leadership fellowships on responding to and preventing gender-based violence and in gender and disability inclusion.

Ms Ellickson said her practical international development experience working alongside Vietnamese women informs her teaching in the Graduate Certificate of Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Analysis and other Masters programs in Development Studies and Women’s Studies.

Cara Ellickson on SA Women's Honour Roll

Director of the Gender Consortium in the Centre for Development Studies at Flinders, Ms Cara Ellickson's long-standing advocacy for gender, disability and cultural inclusion in the community has earned her a place on the SA Women's Honour Roll. Read more on the Inspiring Achievers page.  

Christine Gates, GC Associate, in Hanoi

Christine Gates is currently working with the Centre for Women and Development in Hanoi, Vietnam, as a volunteer through the Australian Volunteer International program and in partnership with the Gender Consortium. She will be supporting local women who are developing and expanding services in the area of domestic violence and trafficking.

Awards

Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation (2011)
The Graduate Certificate in Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Analysis has earned Australia's highest accolade for excellence in teaching, with the Gender Consortium's team (Anu Mundkur, Cara Ellickson and Corey Durward) being awarded a citation for outstanding contributions to student learning. The citation reads: For creating innovative learning spaces which promote the critical application of knowledge to ‘real world' gender equity issues and inspire students to become change agents. ALTC Citation; ALTC Media Release

 

This citation follows the team's 2009 Social Sciences Faculty Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching (Flinders University) which was awarded for, amongst other achievements, the development of a virtual learning environment that, through exemplary use of education technology, introduces students to "real world" activities associated with work in development organisations as part of the Graduate Certificate in Gender Mainstreaming Policy and Analysis.

 

 

 

 

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