The project Lifelong Economic Wellbeing for Women in Australia research (2015) was undertaken as part of an informed dialogue to ascertain the perceptions of and issues of Australian women concerning their economic empowerment and wellbeing throughout every decade of their lives.
eS4W is a national women’s alliance, funded by the Australian Government through the Office for Women in the Commonwealth Department of
Prime Minister and Cabinet.
It is an 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.
The role of eS4WTo bring together women’s organisations and individuals from across Australia to share information, identify barriers to women’s economic security and to identify solutions by prioritising the key issues for action to bring about change To engage actively with the Australian Government on policy issues as part of a better more informed and representative dialogue between women and government.
eS4W is working towards a greater awareness of the gender pay gap and gender pay issues nationally, particularly amongst people under 35 years. We have a current focus on gender pay equity in the small to medium employer (SME) sector, working to engage such businesses in the steps and processes needed to ensure they offer pay equity across genders.
Financially Fit Females is a campaign focusing on financial equality.
Because (call us crazy) we think your finances should be as fighting fit as the next man’s. However, it’s fair to say that currently financial literacy is a crucial missing link that is holding women back from true equality."Bauer Media"
The Working Together for Equality Beijing + 25 Review 2019 : Australia is part of the ongoing Australian Civil Society monitoring and evaluation of women’s rights commitments made by the Australian Government and Civil Society for the advancement of women through use of the agreed strategies from the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPFA) […]
The gender superannuation gap is caused by unequal pay, hours spent on unpaid work and the fact that most women work part-time or casually. Women retire with 58% less super than men; enough only for 6 years of retirement. We recognise the super gap is only one of a number of challenges faced by your members. eS4W has written a free eBook called … Click to read more about Superannuation for Women: closing the super gap
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eS4W and our member organisations raise awareness of the issues that affect women living in Australia and emerging issues facing them and their community.
free Q&A Webinar 1 pm – 2:30 pm (AEST)Thursday 11 June 2020via ZOOM Panelists: Carole Shaw,economic Security4Women & Asia Pacific Women’s Watch Romy Listo,Equality Rights Alliance Bobbie Trower,YWCA Australia Dorinda Cox,Civil Society Representative on the Australian Delegation to Beijing+25 Regional Asia Pacific CSO Forum Moderator: Helen Daley-Fisher, Equality Rights Alliance While we work to stop the spread […]
MEDIA RELEASE – Monday, May 4th, 2020 – eS4W’s partner organisation, Financy, has released their Women’s Index for the March Quarter 2020 – Looking at the impact of COVID-19 on women’s financial progress. Key results The Financy Women’s Index rose by 0.4 percentage points in the last quarter to a revised 71.3 points. The quarterly pace […]
We are pleased to annouce eS4W has a new partner – Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West (WHWBSW) WHWBSW In response to community members and stakeholders calling for information related to COVID-19 and how it affects women (including accessing financial help; accessing domestic violence support; accessing information for CALD communities and women with disabilities), […]
During COVID-19 whether you should access your super early will depend on your individual circumstances.
Welcome initial funding needs to be followed with further investment in safety The national alliance of organisations working to end all forms of violence against women has welcomed the announcement today of $150 million of Federal government funding to support women and children subjected to violence through the coronavirus pandemic, and noted more will be […]
NATSIWA and Marrahaw Law have put together a fact sheet on payday lending. The key questions are: If you are short on money to pay bills, are payday loans a good idea? How much money can you borrow from payday lenders? Are credit checks conducted? What are the fees and interest rates What are the […]
by Dr Merrindahl Andrew As self-isolation becomes the norm, Dr Merrindahl Andrew, Program Manager for Australian Women Against Violence Alliance, highlights how this will leave may women and children in danger. In a time where staying at home is the best way to limit the spread of COVID-19, we need to remember that for many […]
eS4W Partner Organisation – Super-Rewards is holding a free event in Sydney on 11th March 6 pm to 8 pm at Level 4, 11 York Street, Sydney. About this Event Super-Rewards & Women’s with Cents come together to help you Super Charge your Super! Superannuation can be complicated and we often don’t think much about […]
Femeconomy has partnered with The 30% Club and leading Australian Board Directors to develop a Gender Equality Procurement Toolkit, to support organisations to implement procurement strategies that create gender equality across their supply chains, and foster ethical supply practices. Femeconomy have also developed an example Gender Equality Procurement Policy that is targeted towards Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Currently women […]
The NWA’s aim to empower women’s organisations to actively participate in international human rights processes and to help organisations to identify opportunities for using the outcomes of international processes in their domestic work. In particular, the NWA’s aim to empower women’s organisations to contribute to the establishment and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more about International Engagement – Collaboration
eS4W is working for improved access to gender data and analysis for the purposes of policy development and monitoring. eS4W wants statistical data that is disaggregated by sex to be publically accessible as a matter of course; in all relevant data domains and collections and by all relevant … Read more about Gender Statistics and Analysis – Data Disaggregation by Sex
The report is designed to inform governments, policy makers and community members of the issues that are of the most concern and how a gendered approach could improve the economic impacts of natural disasters on women. The Impact on Women in Disaster Affected Areas in Australia. ‘We Need To … Read more about Impact on Women in Disaster Affected Areas
Addressing Domestic Violence is a business imperative. The evidence is that domestic violence can affect the attendance, performance and safety of employees, and consequently reduce the productivity of Australian workplaces. In response, both public and private sector employers are progressively … Read more about Domestic Violence is a workplace issue