Welcome to the Gender Consortium

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

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 leadership 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
  • gender equitable leadership training.

Developing Human Resource Capacity in Vietnam: Effective Service Delivery to Combat Gender-Based Violence and Trafficking (Government Partnerships for Funding Development, DFAT) (2014-2017)

This project seeks to strengthen human resource capacity to effectively manage and deliver services for women and children experiencing gender-based violence in Vietnam. For further information about some of the positive stories emanating from this project, please click on the links to media reports below.

Media Reports


Vietnam Breaking News.com. 2017. "Insignias and certificates of merit presented to international experts." Newspaper editorial, February 24 (electronic article).


Flinders University. 2016. "SA program helping women and children in Vietnam." InDaily, September 12 (electronic article).

Flinders University. 2015. "Catwalk calls for disability with dignity," InDaily, December 7 (electronic article).

News Stories


News story about the screening of the Inclusive Fashion Show "I am beautiful. You too!" documentary in Adelaide. Aired on the VTV3 national breakfast morning show Caf?ang on 24th June 2016.


News story about Hahndorf, South Australia, with disability inclusive tourism a sub-theme. Aired on VTV3 national breakfast morning show Caf?ang on 29th June 2016.


News story about guide dogs services for people with disabilities in Australia. Aired on VTV3 national breakfast morning show Caf?ang on 20th June 2016.


News story about the three female participants with disabilities experiencing access and inclusion in the Adelaide CBD during their Advanced Workshop training course. Aired on VTV3 national breakfast morning show Caf?ang on July 15th 2016.


Cara Ellickson on SA Women's Honour Roll

Director of the Gender Consortium at Flinders University, 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.  


Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation
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.

This citation follows the team's 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.