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International Women's Day

Burnet Institute

08 March, 2019

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Burnet Institute is deeply committed to the message of International Women’s Day.

Women and girls are disadvantaged relative to men in most, if not all societies in the world.

This has profound negative consequences for every woman, and indeed for every community and every nation. Women often have fewer opportunities, less control over their own lives, poorer health, fewer resources, less power and, importantly, far less security than men.

It is both grossly unfair and a monumental waste of human talent.

Burnet Institute is committed to progressing the case of gender equity everywhere, beginning with the workings of our own organisation and extending to all our research and public health programs.

Our Institute vision of Equity through better health has a better outcome for women and girls firmly entrenched as our top priority. The staff and students of Burnet are under no illusion as to the magnitude of the task ahead. But we are resolute and united in this cause knowing that a greatly improved world depends, absolutely, on getting this right.

Contact Details

For more information in relation to this news article, please contact:

Professor Brendan Crabb AC

Director and CEO; Co-Head Malaria Research Laboratory; Chair, Victorian Chapter of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI)

Telephone

+61392822174

Email

brendan.crabb@burnet.edu.au

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