In January I was fortunate to travel to Myanmar as adviser to an International Women’s Development Agency program which matched six Australian women Members of Parliament with six Myanmar MPs. The Program is based on the EMILY’s List Mentoring Model. And four of our most experienced and skilled EL mentors are participating in the Program – Senator Claire Moore, Lisa Chesters federal MP for Bendigo, Judith Graley former Victorian MP and Dr Lesley Clark former Queensland MP. The aim is to support the Myanmar MP’s to become more effective and successful in their parliamentary work, to work more closely with the women’s movement in advocating for gender equality policies and legislation, and to work more effectively in their parties. This is the second time the Myanmar Mentoring Program has been undertaken, and as well as phone and email contact between MPs, it also includes visits by the Australian MPs to Myanmar and by the Myanmar MPs to Australia. - Leonie Morgan, EMILY’s List Australia Mentoring Co-ordinator From left to right: Judith Graley (former Victorian MP), Senator Claire Moore, Su Myat Noe, Akhaya Women (NGO), Daw Chris Htun MP, Thiha Nyi, Akhaya Women (NGO), Daw Nan Htwe Thu MP, Leonie Morgan From left to right: Senator Claire Moore, Judith Graley (former Victorian MP), Leonie Morgan, Dr Lesley Clark (former Queensland MP), Lisa Chesters MP
We've had a massive year and are proud to present our annual report 2017-2018!
EMILY’s List Australia has released Impact Analysis research – the first of its kind in the world – which demonstrates what a critical mass of progressive Labor women working together for gender equality can achieve in parliament. Over the past four years of an Andrews Labor Government in Victoria, comprised of 42% women in the Cabinet and 44% in the government overall, significant achievements have been made in public policy, legislation and cultural change promoting equity, diversity, choice, childcare and equal pay. The full Impact Analysis of EMILY’s List Australia women in the Victorian Parliament 2014-2018 and our media release accompanying the report can be read below.
EMILY's List Australia has released the Julia Gillard Next Generation Inaugural Internship Report. As part of the program, the first ever participant Elise Delpiano conducted research into best practice for increasing women's political participation and traveled to New Zealand to compare our political culture with theirs. You can now read the "The Glass Labyrinth: Increasing female political representation in Australia – lessons from New Zealand" report below:
Housebound: a woman’s place is in the House (and in the Senate) This publication was produced to commemorate our 18th birthday. Contributors include Julia Gillard, Joan Kirner AC and many of the key women who played a role in developing EMILY’s List. Please email us if you would like a printed copy.