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Gender Equality/Equity

Objective

To support the Australian Federal Government’s priority that “Women’s workforce participation is an economic and social imperative, and is essential to building the workforce required to support economic growth and Australia’s future prosperity.”

Bring together a wide range of women and women’s organisations to discuss the issues identified, the challenges and the opportunities to improve access to Education and Gender Equity to women living in Australia.

Description

Undertake activities with a focus on:

  • women’s access to relevant and affordable education and training, information and technology
  • opportunities for women in non-traditional occupations and emerging industries with a focus on challenging gender occupation stereotypes for girls.
  • provision of appropriate working conditions and advancement within employment
  • the rate of elimination of employment discrimination and occupational segregationthe impact of Domestic Violence on women’s participation in the workforce.

What can you do

Lobby to close gender pay gap through legislated wage increases skewed towards currently low paid sectors that have a high proportion of female workers. In your lobbying link to our White Paper click here

​What is gender equality?

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

– United Nations Sustainable Development Goal SDG5