Published by the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, University of Canberra

Research and Stories through a Gendered Lens

BroadAgenda is Australia’s leading research-based gender equality media platform. Published by the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation, Faculty of Business, Government and Law at the University of Canberra, BroadAgenda aims to build a bridge from academic knowledge and expertise into mainstream media.

We believe there is a savvy audience out there with a hungry appetite for sharp news and views around gender equality. And we believe the time is ripe to broaden the national and global conversation.

Our goal is to improve public discourse and understanding of equity and the status of women by filtering current issues and public policy through a sharp, well informed gender lens. We challenge old tropes and outdated stereotypes with a fresh, contemporary feminist framework that is inclusive and future focused. And we’re delighted to have you join us!

As a community of academics, researchers, writers, thinkers, politicos, journalists, public servants, and engaged citizens, BroadAgenda is a platform for the exchange of ideas – in which everyone can participate. Since launching on International Women’s Day 2017, more than 250 contributors, across ten nations, have written for us.

We are interested in policy, politics and governance, along with issues of leadership and the gendered nature of power and authority. We’re fans of deliberative democracy and we deeply care about the future of inclusive governance and problem solving. We are on the hunt for fresh thinking around workplace innovation, and creative solutions to flexible work arrangements. We have a sharp eye on mainstream media and we’re interested in media consumption, influence and ownership, in addition to media representation of women. We also explore issues of trust, women’s activism and mobilizations, and the impact of populist movements and strongman politics. As big fans of women’s economic empowerment and political participation, we’re always on the lookout for new data, leading theory, and strong examples of best practice in action.

In fact, there’s little that doesn’t come under our radar. But unlike other research-based websites, blogs, or think-tanks, we always filter our swag of concerns through a gender lens, with a focus on equality and diversity – or lack thereof!

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Ginger Gorman- Editor in Chief

Ginger Gorman is a fearless and multi award-winning social justice journalist. In the course of a media career, which has spanned more than two decades, she’s watched bodies burn at the crematorium, been strapped to a bondage wheel and recorded her own cancer treatment. She’s interviewed everyone from eminent scientists and artists to hardened criminals and vicious Internet trolls. She has an innate ability to connect and communicate with some of the most interesting and marginalised people in our community. Ginger works hard to translate those untold stories into powerful and insightful journalism.

Ginger’s bestselling book, Troll Hunting, came out in 2019. Since then, she’s been in demand both nationally and globally as an expert on cyberhate and the real-life harm predator trolling can do. She regularly writes stories, makes radio and TV for media outlets such as: news.com.au, Fairfax (Nine), The Guardian and the ABC.

Ginger hosts the podcast “Seriously Social” for the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and works with Women in Media to fight for gender equity in her sector.

Her documentary-arts project On Thin Iceabout methamphetamine addiction and recovery – is touring in regional Australia this year and next year.

 

You can follow Ginger on Twitter @GingerGorman or find more of her stories here.

Pia Rowe

Dr Pia Rowe  is the Academic Editor of BroadAgenda. She has a PhD in Political Science from the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis, University of Canberra.

Her main research interests include gender equality, inclusive forms of political participation – in particular in social and informal spaces – and representations of women in Australian politics.

Pia is currently working on the second phase of the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation’s flagship research program, From Girls to Men: Social Attitudes to Gender Equality in Australia.

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