News and Events Archive

National gender pay gap at record high of 18.8% «

New data1 released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today shows the national gender pay gap has increased to a record high of 18.8%. MEDIA RELEASE – Workplace Gender Equality Agency – 26 February 2015 “Excerpt….. On average, a man working full-time earns $1,587.40 per week whereas a woman working full-time earns $1289.30 per week. […]

Gender pay gap biggest in manager ranks «

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has today released new data showing that women in management ranks get paid less than their male peers. Read on – 20150217_MR_GenderPayGaps

Building Brighter Futures: Be Job Ready «

WIRE Women’s Information & Learning Verve – Free Info Sessions:  10 am -11 am – Tuesday 10 Feb/Monday 16 February 2015 at WIRE Women’s Information 372 Spencer Street, West Melbourne. Click here for more information:  http://www.wire.org.au/event/buildingbrighterfutures/

WIRE – eS4W Member Organisation is seeking a «

Research Project Officer: “Strong beginnings – financial equals” Fixed term contract.  Part/time contract 3 days per week for 4 months WIRE Women’s Information provides Victorian women with free and confidential support, information and referrals on any issues based on a feminist framework. Click here for more information – http://www.wire.org.au/researchprojectofficer/

10thousandgirl’s – two positions vacant «

Two positions are currently open to join the dynamic 10thousandgirl team. Apply by Fri 23 Jan by emailing CV, cover letter and additional relevant material to Campaign Director Zoe Lamont zoe@10thousandgirl.com. Interviews last week Jan, to start Feb 2015. For more information visit – http://10thousandgirl.com/positions-vacant/ 

A Fair Deal for Women – article – Women Tradies on the Rise! «

A fair deal for women Equal opportunity and economic security for women Women tradies on the rise Leave a reply It is great to see women participating in male dominated professions. And it appears that not only are they participating they are surpassing the men on many fronts. According to Channel 7’s Sunrise program, women tradies […]

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 […]

DATA SHOWS THE GAPS IN WOMEN AND WORK «

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 […]