Women's empowerment is one of the most important socio-political factors contributing to development in the Global South, and Indonesia is no exception. As more and more women become educated, join t...
It's unfair to suggest the participation rates of women in the Liberal Party are not representative of issues in the wider workforce. It's also unfair to say the party doesn't support women or diverse candidates. It does. But it is fair to say change, however achieved, is long overdue.
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Ain't nobody got time for misogynists.
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A new report released on Thursday has illustrated that amongst top tier managers in Australian organisations, men are paid, on average, $100,000 more than women per year. ‘Gender Equity Insights 2016:...
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The US Open was the first major tennis tournament to offer equal pay back in 1973, after champion Billie Jean King threatened to organise a boycott of the tournament. It took 28 years of campaigning but, in 2001, the Australian Open became the second tournament to commit to pay parity -- and taught us that voting with your feet still works.
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While the reasons for young girls and women being locked out of education are varied and complex, many of us don't consider the obvious links between health and education.
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Radio presenter Matt Okine highlighted the very real problem with Thursday night’s ARIA Awards -- the fact that it is 2015 and he was contesting against a category of all males. During his acceptance...
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There are huge hurdles in perception and economics to overcome until we get to a point where women players are afforded the prestige and livelihoods they deserve, but the solution starts with you simply turning up.
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And, with a thud, there was the reality. This wasn't a Girl Guide hall, or open-air camp of gloriously naïve teenage girls. This was Lebanon. And just a 20-minute drive away, over a border these girls would likely never cross again, was home, and a lifetime of lost dreams.
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While we've been preoccupied righting the gender wrongs at our doorstep, we need to ensure that we don't leave our sisters behind. Our sisters who would give anything for an education, to lift themselves, their families, communities, and even their entire country, out of poverty.
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Governments, business and society now understand that gender equality is an economic issue and a cultural issue. Increasing women's participation in the workforce is critical to ensure better economic outcomes not just for women but for all of society.
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In 2015 modern Australia, the gap between men and women's income should be rapidly closing but alarmingly it's getting worse and worse.
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There is a serious shortage of women in professions that are traditionally dominated by men. As we get more women into visible positions in male-dominated professions, the future generations will be inspired to dizzying heights, even beyond their predecessors.
There is a gender gap present in almost every aspect of women's lives. Access to education, political representation, employment opportunities, wage disparity and even physical safety are areas where women across the world are frequently at a disadvantage.