So was Gender and the Agenda at the G20 summit. Well a little bit . The gender wealth is getting worse in Australia.Young single men are getting wealthy whilst young single women are falling further behind. Read this great article in The Conversation today (17.11.2014) to read about why and learn about commitments made at the G20 about addressing the issue .
Now a days if you are a successful woman it goes with the territory that you will be asked if you are a feminist. There seems to be two responses: 1 My success is proof that discrimination does not exist and women need to stop whinging or 2 my success is despite of the discrimination that women face everyday and I will work to end that discrimination. Tanya Plibersek wrote a fantastic opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald on why she is a feminist. A great read
One thing women have learnt is that the system can not be trusted to deliver fair pay and equal remuneration for women. Women earn 18.2 per cent less than men and have less than half the Superannuation savings. The Daily Life’s Jenna Price has written a fantastic article on the Microsoft CEO ‘s gender foot in mouth moment .
Plan Australia recently interviewed 1000 Australian girls and young women ranging from age 14 – 25 the results were disturbing. More than 30% of those interviewed believed it would be easier to achieve their ideal career role if they were male. Read more about Plan Australia’s research and its finding on how attitude towards gender effects young women’s career choices and careers .
The budget is still being debated in parliament much has happened much is yet to happen.
When this article from the Age was sent to A Fair Deal for Women this week apart from the link the email contained one word ‘ Disgraceful’. A Fair Deal for Women can’t disagree with that assessment but you be the judge. Love to hear what you think about the impact of this budget on women.
This Convention is presented by the National Women’s Alliances and is being held on 27 February 2014.
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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.