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 how and why of using the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 63) Agreed Conclusions to drive your organisation’s policy and advocacy. The Webinar is aimed at providing the ‘virtual’ space for those new to the UN / CSW processes and procedures of CSW learn and interact with those who have attended and […]
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.
For the first time in Melbourne, hear Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, civil rights activist, and feminist speak at the Collingwood Town Hall on 18 November 2019. “#MeToo has no colour, religion, gender, or socioeconomic status. Above all, it’s about helping survivors heal” – Tarana Burke Join Victorian Women’s Trust in partnership with […]
economic Security4Women & the Equal Pay Alliance invite you to join us to acknowledge the 50th Anniversary of Australia’s historic ‘equal pay’ legislation and to continue the conversation to achieve gender pay equity. Monday 2nd September 2019 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (Canapes and drinks to be provided) At The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins […]
The national gender pay gap remains stable at 14.0%, a drop of just 0.1pp over the last six months. This year, [Un] Equal Pay Day will be on 28 August 2019, marking the 59 additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women must work, on average, to earn the same amount […]
Want to know more about why we are one of the largest national women’s volunteer organisations? You are invited to come along to VIEW National Convention in Sunshine Coast from 13-15 September 2019 to hear how VIEW members “Make connections, Make a difference” in the community. Two days of exiting speakers, fun events and entertainment. […]
Join economic Security4Women (eS4W) on Monday 19th August in Sydney and enhance the conversation with: AFA Inspire; Australian Shareholders Association; Commonwealth Bank of Australia; Financy Women’s Index and Effie Zahos, Financially Fit Females Ambassador and Finance Commentator
Many women will be affected by July 1 changes that will see insurance cover linked to inactive super accounts cancelled. If you’re on extended leave this may apply to you. Make sure you read letters from your fund and respond in time. @womeninsuper Members lose their insurance if an inactive account of less than $6,000 […]
economic Security4Women has partnered with Bauer Media’s major campaign designed to empower and educate the nation’s more than 12 million women about their personal finances and financial abuse. The campaign, entitled Financially Fit Females, will be run across Bauer’s 36 media brands, including ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Australian Women’s Weekly and Woman’s Day with a combined readership of some […]
ABC News are hoping you can help them increase women’s participation in a new ABC News personal finance series directly targeting women (and using their burning questions to guide coverage decisions!). ABC News is running this series overtly for women in recognition that overall they … • Earn less than men • Have less money […]
Women on average get paid 15 per cent less than men, have less superannuation when they retire and perform unpaid care work more frequently. Disability advocate, Kristen Desmond, economist, Stephen Koukoulas and Christine Hepburn, from ES4W (Economic Security for Women) join Leon Compton to discuss how policy reform can improve the situation. Duration: 14min 13sec […]
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