Tag Archives: discrimination

The other gender equality gap Australia needs to talk about

julie bishop g20

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 .

Closing the gender gap

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Tanya Plibersek: Why I am a feminist

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

http://http://www.smh.com.au/comment/tanya-plibersek-why-im-a-feminist-20141112-11ktdn.html

Out of the mouths of CEO’s: Microsoft CEO says women shouldn’t ask for pay raisers they should trust the system

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 .

Dear Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: equal pay does not come to those who stand by and wait

Sexist attitudes in Australia are on the rise, young women tell gender study

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 .

Sexist attitudes in Australia are on the rise, young women tell gender study

Abbott budget to leave poorer women worse off

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.

Abbott budget leaves women worse off

From International Language to Local Action An introduction to the Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Human Rights Treaty System

This Convention is  presented by the National Women’s Alliances and is  being held on  27 February 2014.

Interested click link below for more details

From International Language to Local Action Invitation

 

AUSTRALIAN PM LAUNCHES DISCRIMINATION INQUIRY

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.

http://au.news.yahoo.com/world/a/-/world/17708120/australian-pm-launches-discrimination-inquiry/