Why is Recognition Matters important?
Less than one third of nominations in Australia’s Honours system are for women. This means less awards go to women.
Men have consistently received around 70% of the awards since the Order of Australia began in 1975.
Men have also received more awards in the higher levels, such as the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC).
Women are often at the lower level, the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).
Gender equity is important because:
- it creates visible role models for women
- closes the gender gap
With your help, we can close the gender gap and place women’s achievements on the public record.
Why this website?
We created Recognition Matters after talking to 56 Victorian leaders about what would help increase nominations.
The solution recommended was an online toolkit and campaign to raise awareness for International Women's Day.
Reviewed 10 April 2019