Celebrating influential Monash women
Monash University is proud to celebrate International Women's Day 2019. We work every day towards a better-balanced world, in which women's accomplishments and efforts are recognised and validated. While we've come a long way in our gender equality journey, there's still more work to do.
Here you'll find a collection of stories by and about some of the remarkable women at the University who are tackling the issues of the day head-on and making positive change.
Creating safer public spaces for females
It's not just empty laneways and dark corners where girls and women feel threatened.
Dowry abuse: a growing problem in Australia
To address it, dowry abuse first needs to be recognised as a key form of economic abuse within the broader framework of domestic and family violence.
Taking a cue from Fearless Girl
The message of empowerment and equality needs to be widely embraced in the engineering profession.
'You don’t look like a scientist'
Times have changed, but the gendered stereotype that scientists are predominantly serious, professional, white men is one that persists.
The look that can sell – and save – a brand
Celebrity endorsements can be a powerful marketing tool, but can also spectacularly backfire. The damage can, however, be limited through the right kind of facial expression.
Philosophy and feminism in the 17th century
British writer Mary Astell is a shining example of how women have long played a role in shaping modern philosophical thought.
Diagnostic imaging's next phase
Dr Kaye Morgan hopes the phase contrast x-ray technique she’s working on will help doctors and researchers detect lung problems earlier.
Breaking the art of glass
New research aims to unlock the structural mystery of glass in order to make it stronger.
Endo and the 'hysteria myth'
Clinicians need the training and support to provide comprehensive healthcare for women with endometriosis.
Gender equality: it's everyone's business
We need to think about the problems that men and women face not as competing priorities but as part of the same toxic social problem.