2014-2015 Issues and Projects
eS4W develops its own projects based on key issues and supports other organisations to develop projects that reflect our agreed priorities and strengthen their work.
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Past Activities in this area:
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Project: Our objective is to provide online resources that promote the advantages of gender equity in the SME workplace. Here we are building on the outcomes of the National Pay Equity Forum we co-hosted with OfW in September 2013.To this end we produced and launched in September 2014, an animated video about the advantages of Family Friendly Workplaces. This video is informed by a project of Member Organisation WIRE Women’s Information (and others), ‘Creating family friendly workplaces: better balance, better business’, view at http://www.wire.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Getting-The-Balance-Right-Booklet-small-NGOs.pdf.We will continue to promote this video, with the aim of having links to it from key websites that connect with SME sector.We will continue to work with Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) on their ‘Small Business Project’ and have agreed to host a consultation with the SME sector in 2015 on the resources being developed for it. You will hear more about this soon.
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Collaborations with NWAs
Currently eS4W is working with National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC) to develop a shared position paper on the economic impacts on women of natural disasters.
In 2012 both alliances received Special Project Funds from the Office for Women to develop projects that focused on the economic impact on women in disaster-affected areas in Australia.
One condition of the funding was for those alliances to discuss their respective projects, identify opportunities for cooperation and collaboration and information sharing.
Many of you will know that eS4W and NRWC held a roundtable discussion in Canberra in June that involved representatives of relevant policy portfolios as well as state agencies and NGOs. A report of that discussion can be found here.
We are now taking the findings of our projects and that discussion back to a disaster-affected area to confirm that our findings reflect the experiences of women. We hosted an event on Thursday 23rd October in Marbury, SE Queensland (between Toowoomba and Ipswich). A report will be provided in the near future.
Development of an International Agenda
Here the aim is for all NWAs to support women’s organisations to actively participate in international human rights processes and to help them to identify opportunities for using the outcomes of international processes in their domestic advocacy work. This work is being led by Equality Rights Alliance (ERA).
Engagement with women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women and Women with Disabilities
eS4W will endavour to engage with CALD women. ATSI women and women with disabilities. We are developing relationships with representative organisations with the intention of sharing information and inviting their involvement with our work
eS4W identified 5 key issues to be addressed in 2010/2011 (Click the links below to find out more)
Introduction of the Modular Online Time Use Survey (MOTUS)
Show you support – A Time Use Survey: the why, the who, the need, the when and the how.
#EPD2017 support women in sport
Women in all sports have been fighting for a decade for a level playing field – equal pay for equal value. So are we. How did they get this far and what does it mean for women playing and leading in sport today?