Monthly Archives: June 2013

WIRE Women’s Information asking for you to share your story on sexism

For women to have the same economic opportunities as men sexism must be addressed. Follow the links if you want to share your story with WIRE .

Tell us your story! #CallOutSexism

  • When did you first realise that you were treated differently because you are female?
  • What are some ways we can call out sexist behaviour in our daily lives?
  • What have you done that works? Or hasn’t worked?
  • How did your experience make you feel?

Sharing your personal story will encourage others to reflect on their own experiences with sexism. Naming sexism is an important first step. By discussing sexism openly we can better support each other and share ways we can stop violence, abuse and discrimination against women.

WIRE is inviting  all women living in Australia to share their personal story or experience with sexism. #CallOutSexism

In particular when did you first realize you were treated differently because you are female?



Do major parties address women’s super disadvantage?

Women are participating more in the labour market, but they have more difficulty finding work, earn less and are more likely to work part time than men. This puts them at a disadvantage under our superannuation system. Helen Hodgson and Ruth Medd compare Labor and Coalition policies.

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The Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has asked the Human Rights Commission to launch an inquiry into the treatment of women in the workplace, marking a return to the vexed issue of gender equality.

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick will oversee a national survey to assess the prevalence, nature and consequences of discrimination relating, in particular, to pregnancy at work and return to work after parental leave.

Below is the full article.

Gender equality at work: the Labor legacy by Sara Charlesworth

Gender equality at work: the Labor legacy

Interesting  article by Sara Charlesworth written  for The Conversation after she was asked  to reflect on what the Labor government had done for gender equality.

Single Parent families struggling to survive

Single Parent families struggling to survive

Whilst this article doesn’t state it the head of most single parent families are women. Read article to learn more about the economic pressures that many women are under.

More women leaders, but the gulf in wages widens : The Age June 12 2013

More women leaders, but the gulf in wages widens : The Age June 12 2013

While the number of women in leadership jobs has increased, female workforce participation has risen only marginally and the gender pay gap has widened considerably

Women in paid work fared better than those in unpaid work with many single parents who moved from the parenting payment to the lower-paid Newstart Allowance forced into poverty.
To learn more read the whole article.

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