Go Equal is an Australia-based consulting firm that is committed to achieving gender equality. We support governments, civil societies, international community and UN bodies, and local communities to achieve positive gender equity outcomes.

We believe deeply in gender inclusion and diversity and collaborate to innovate cutting-edge approaches to empower and enable women to bring real changes in their lives and the community.

WHY GO EQUAL
Globally

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be felt, closing the global gender gap has increased by a generation from 99.5 years to 135.6 years.

Women represents 25.6% in national parliaments

1 in 3 women have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime since the age of 15

110 MILLION GIRLS WILL BE AT RISK OF CHILD MARRIAGE OVER THE NEXT DECADE WITH AN ADDITIONAL 10 MILLION AS A RESULT OF COVID-19

in Australia

WOMEN EARN 86% OF THAT OF MEN.

Women are 5 times more likely to be victims of sexual assault than men.

Only 17.1% of CEO positions in the non-public sector are occupied by women.

1 in 3 women experience violence since the age of 15.

Women are more likely to live below the poverty line.

Women spend twice as much time on unpaid work as men.

OUR STORY

Go Equal was founded by Dr Joyce Das in 2021 with a vision of gender equality. Joyce has worked in senior executive positions in international women’s organisations and movements in Bangladesh for a decade before arriving in Australia in 2012. In her various roles, both in Bangladesh and in Australia, Joyce has worked on gender issues in several regions including South and West Asia, Africa, Australasia, and the Pacific Islands. During this time, Joyce noticed that despite of all the initiatives and investments that have been made to achieve gender equality, it still remains a distant dream for most developing countries as well as many developed ones, including Australia. The current COVID-19 pandemic has further worsened the gender parity situation. As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be felt, closing the global gender gap will now take 136 years (pre-COVID 99.5 years).

Joyce quickly realised that to tackle the problem of gender inequality, we need to do things differently by engaging innovative and cutting-edge approaches based on research evidence. She then began to bring great minds together, who are champions in their respective fields working on various aspects of gender equality. This amazing team believes that together, we can go equal. With this highly ambitious aim, Go Equal has begun its journey towards an equal world for women and men free from discrimination and violence.

OUR VISION

Our vision is a world where all women have equal rights as their male counterparts and are able to fully enjoy their human rights by living a life free from all forms of discrimination and violence.

OUR MISSION

Enable women to make real changes that eliminate gender-based discrimination and violence.

Ensure a supportive environment for women in which they have equal opportunity to improve their lives.

Empower women to completely enjoy gender equality as their human rights.

OUR APPROACH

We collaborate with other organisations and individuals in bringing positive gender outcomes.

We innovate our approaches and methods to tackle the real-life gender issues in a changing world.

We deeply believe in gender inclusion and diversity and act on to ensure them in our work.

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