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UPR Gender Consultation Survey «

The UPR Gender Consultation Survey has gone live!  The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a mechanism of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) that involves a review of the human rights records of all UN member States. It is a chance for Australia to engage in a dialogue with other States, NGOs and national […]


economic Security4Women, a national alliance of women’s organisations welcomed the release of the inaugural findings from comprehensive gender data provided by Australian employers to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. “ We agree with Ms Helen Conway, Director of the Agency that this world-leading dataset paints the most comprehensive picture of gender equality in Australian workplaces. This […]

Violence against women is the distressing result of gender inequality «

economic Security4Women (eS4W) acknowledges the 25th of November as the International Day for the elimination of violence against women and supports all activities to eliminate this particularly distressing aspect of gender inequality. This day also marks White Ribbon Day and the start of the “16 Days of Activism” that precedes Human Rights Day on December […]

eS4W supports ASA re gender inclusive science community «

economic Security4Women supports the members of the Astronomical Society of Australia who speak up for a gender inclusive science community. At a recent European Space Agency media conference, a scientist wore a shirt with sexualised imagery of women, and used an analogy with sexual references. Scientists and science journalists (both women and men) made the […]

Congratulations to Ms Helen Conway: a job well done «

economic Security4Women, is a national alliance of women’s organisations united in the belief that economic wellbeing and financial security are essential for women and will enable women of all ages to have an equal place in society. We express our appreciation for the tremendous effort Ms Helen Conway has put into the progress towards workplace […]

This Election Who’s Standing Up For Victorian Women? «

WIRE is asking the major political parties what they will do about issues that Victorian women face every day over their lifetime: men’s violence against women, gender pay gap, sex discrimination at work and in leadership roles, low superannuation, inaccessible housing and poor representation. Read More »

WGEA – Employer of Choice for Gender Equality «

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency on Wednesday, 12 November 2014, announced the inaugural list of Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation holders with 76 organisations receiving the prestigious citation. View their media release here –

WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation «

On 12 November 2014, the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) will release the list of 2014 WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation holders. The criteria and pre-requisites for the EOCGE citation are more rigorous than those of its predecessor making the successful organisations’ achievement particularly impressive. As the country’s best talent increasingly […]


On Thursday October 30th, the NT Working Women’s Centre (NTWWC) will celebrate twenty years of service to Territory women at a function at Parliament House, hosted by the Honourable Kezia Purick, Speaker of the Northern Territory Parliament. The NTWWC opened on November 3rd 1994. Over the last twenty years the Centre has continued to provide […]

CEOs call for focus on equal pay as gender reporting data exposes widespread inaction «

Today, 30 September 2014, The Workplace Gender Equality Agency announced an exciting pay equity campaign that will launch tomorrow. The campaign is informed by a preliminary set of data reported to the Agency for the first time this year that shows only one in four employers have done a gender pay gap analysis to check […]