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.
Introduction of the Modular Online Time Use Survey (MOTUS)
Please read the why, who, need, when and how for a Time Use Survey. Then write to your Member of Parliament, the Prime Minister, Ministers, Office for Women stating your strong support for the effective collection of this data in a cost effective manner citing the MOTUS mixed-method option/proposal and link this page.
Justice Equality Rights Access (JERA) International attends the CSW each year and, over the past nine years, has represented the economic Security4Women (eS4W) alliance through participation in the Australian NGO delegation and Australian government meetings, supporting events at CSW and through social media.
News from economic Security 4 Women
eS4W and our member organisations raise awareness of the issues that affect women living in Australia and emerging issues facing them and their community.
Enhancing economic and financial security for women will not be achieved by undermining and lowering economic security for men. This is not the trade-off.
Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) states the national gender pay gap has reached its lowest level in 20 years at 14.6%. So, this year, Equal Pay Day will be on Friday 31 August, marking the 62 additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women must work to earn the same pay as men.
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Policy recommendations to boost women’s economic security Boosting Economic Security for All Women Read eS4W_White Paper_Defining the Concept of Economic Security for Women and start the conversation for civil society to absorb consider and have dialogue around the concept of economic security for all women living in Australia. The objective of eS4w’s White Paper (author, Stephen Koukoulas, […]
Women’s economic measure finds that Australian women are progressing but it’s a one step forward, two step back march. The latest Financy Women’s Index powered by Data Digger has revealed that the economic progression of Australian women has suffered a disappointing setback and is yet to fully recover from a drop in workforce participation and […]
The 2018-19 Budget includes a range of initiatives focused on women’s: • economic capability and leadership; • safety; and • health and wellbeing Minister for Women, The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer states “Australian women make extraordinary contributions every day. We contribute to our families and communities, our workplaces and our nation. The Government understands this and is determined to support […]
Statistics from the latest AICD Gender diversity progress report show a worrying slowdown in progress towards the AICD’s 30% target for women on ASX 200 boards.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) hosted 32 Census Data Seminars across 26 locations in Australia. The free information sessions revealed what the 2016 Census of Population and Housing tells us about ourselves, our communities and Australia.
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