Country Australia
Year 2015
Type of Measure Budgets > External funds
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Gender Equality Fund ($50 million in 2015-16) was established as part of the 2015-16 aid budget to accelerate support for gender equality in the Australian overseas development program with a focus on women’s economic and leadership participation and addressing violence against women. It will fund, jointly with country and regional programs, investments aimed at advancing gender equality and foster innovative work by private sector and non-government organisations, particularly women’s organisations.

Source of Information

Statement by the Government of Australia, Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (27 September 2015), Website of Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.