Welcome to the GLASS Website
Dedicated to research and reform on gender issues across the globe.
As a leader, academic and women’s advocate I have always aspired to create a research space where talented women from a diverse range of settings and experiences could work together to bring about greater gender equity for women and girls through research, advocacy and sound policy advice. This website is our communication hub for this work and our progress.
The GLASS research unit has built a broad but critical gender based research agenda investigating diverse issues such as climate change, violence against women, leadership and social sustainability.
The depth of the team’s experience and the nature of our mission mean we are well placed to provide insight and leadership on both the contemporary and emerging issues for women.
On this site you will find a range of information on GLASS and the latest research and progress towards building a more equitable world for women for and girls across the globe.
You can link to our research partners and read my weekly blog on contemporary women’s issues both here and abroad. I encourage you to join in the global conversation on women’s equality through our twitter and face book pages consider joining GLASS through our coveted research scholarships and PhD programs.
I firmly believe that together we can make a difference to women’s equality and I look forward to sharing our wins along the way!
Professor Margaret Alston OAM
Director GLASS Research Unit
A Message from Her Excellency- Ms Quentin Bryce, AC
I am delighted to welcome you to the Gender, Research and Social Sustainability (GLASS) Research Unit website
GLASS occupies an important space in the Australian research and social policy landscape, by bringing expertise, innovation and rigorous examination of the issues critical to gender equity. In doing so it raises awareness of this important issue amongst decision makers, advocates and other agents of change, both in Australia and abroad.
Across the world gender remains a principle of daily life for women, very often to their disadvantage. The GLASS Research unit provides a unique service to the community in understanding these issues and bringing about substantive change in the areas it is needed most.
The GLASS team’s commitment to empowering women and girls to lead change at all levels of influence and within a social sustainability framework is particularly appealing to me as both a woman and leader.
Importantly, it is proving an effective platform for their ever expanding success.
I look forward to continuing my partnership with GLASS and seeing their influence on gender justice continue to evolve.
Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia