Budgeting for equality: Analysing women’s empowerment through fiscal speeches

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“Diversity is being asked to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance.” – Verna Myers

A snapshot of International Women’s Day themes in the past six years indicate facets of gender equality ranging from women’s rights, leadership and empowerment, to leveraging technology and innovation for societal change. As we reflect on these advancements, we should heed Verna Myers’ quote and recognise true progress lies not just in diversity, but in the inclusion that empowers every individual. We analysed 13 years of budget speeches, as it provides valuable insights on the government’s strategic policies within budgets. Our study explores how budget speeches serve as an effective tool for legitimising the allocation of public funds in addressing societal needs, particularly in the context of gender mainstreaming.

Period6 Mar 2024

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  • TitleBudgeting for equality: Analysing women’s empowerment through fiscal speeches
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Date6/03/24
    Description“Diversity is being asked to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance.” – Verna Myers
    A snapshot of International Women’s Day themes in the past six years indicate facets of gender equality ranging from women’s rights, leadership and empowerment, to leveraging technology and innovation for societal change. As we reflect on these advancements, we should heed Verna Myers’ quote and recognise true progress lies not just in diversity, but in the inclusion that empowers every individual. We analysed 13 years of budget speeches, as it provides valuable insights on the government’s strategic policies within budgets. Our study explores how budget speeches serve as an effective tool for legitimising the allocation of public funds in addressing societal needs, particularly in the context of gender mainstreaming.
    URLhttps://lens.monash.edu/@politics-society/2024/03/06/1386529/budgeting-for-equality-analysing-womens-empowerment-through-fiscal-speeches
    PersonsJuliana French, Koh Geok May