The Equality Institute

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The Equality Institute (EQI) is a global feminist agency working to advance gender equality and end violence against women and girls.

EQI has conducted over 50 studies across 20 countries and multiple sectors, and trained thousands of researchers, practitioners and policy makers. They deliver innovative, multi-media education to promote a global feminist conversation and ignite social change.

They also support women’s rights organisations and seek to shape policy and practice in Australia and international through strategic engagement and advocacy.

“I founded the EQI because I believe that violence against women is preventable, and that everyone will benefit from a more gender equal world. But that requires all of us to play a role in creating positive change.”

Emma Fulu, CEO / Director

Emma Fulu


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Global estimates indicated that 35% of women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime. That is 818 million women, almost the population of sub-Saharan Africa and almost three times the population of the United States

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Family violence costs the Australian economy $26 billion a year


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MECCA M-POWERed: Dr Emma Fulu on the pressure to ‘have it all’

In our monthly MECCA M-Powered interview series, fearless women from around the globe share their incredible stories.