Promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment is a core policy priority for the Australian Government and is centred on women’s economic empowerment, women in leadership and the elimination of violence against women.
Australia Awards aims for equal participation by both women and men. All women—in particular, women from traditionally-marginalised groups, and women with disability—are encouraged to apply for Australia Awards.
There is a range of adjustments and support that can be made at different stages of the Australia Awards process to remove barriers to fair participation that women may experience. Australia Awards aims to offer at least 50% of Scholarships and Short Courses to women.