Women’s economic empowerment has gained increasing attention within the global development agenda in recent years, bolstered by the adoption of a range of relevant targets within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015. Yet the specific experiences of older women often remain underexplored and unrecognised,...
The Australian Government reports on progress made under the National Action Plan every two years. This is the third Progress Report covering the period from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2017.
To support the development of the second National Action Plan, the Australian Government is seeking input from a wide range of stakeholders, both through national roundtables and through the online consultation website. The purpose of this paper is to prompt discussion and raise issues for...
The 62nd Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62) was held in New York from 12 to 24 March 2018. The priority theme for CSW62 focused on the challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women...
The Commission welcomes the opportunity to provide this submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women for the purposes of New Zealand’s eighth periodic review under the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
For women experiencing disadvantage, the risk of poverty, homelessness and ongoing financial insecurity is heightened by the lack of fast, affordable pathways to resolve family law property disputes. Many women are simply walking away from their entitlement to a fair division of property.
Examines some of the challenges women in the Papua New Guinea highlands face in escaping violent relationships.
This strategy document outlines the priorities over the coming year for Australia's current Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins.
The thesis addresses significant gaps in the existing knowledge on land rights in the Pacific, which are the voices of urban women, fa’afafine, and fakaleitī1. The lands concerned are customary land in Samoa, and Crown owned land in Tonga. The knowledge in the thesis relates...
When a small group from a minority ethnic community gathers to protect its members from discrimination, who could not feel sympathy? An appeal for just such sympathy was issued on 14 December by Tetsuhide Yamaoka (also known as Tesshu Yamaoka), president of the Sydney-based Australia–Japan...
With feminism slowly gaining ground around the world – or, in some cases, taking backwards steps – it’s important to check just how far we have to go in achieving equality and freedom for all girls.
This report ranks the best and worst countries...
Professor Lisa Heap's study titled, Women’s Rights at Work (WRAW), on the experiences of women at work in Victoria, has created a dialogue with Victorian working women regarding their experiences at work, and in seeking work. Commencing in 2016, this dialogue with Victorian working women...
This In Brief reports on research undertaken in Bougainville in October 2015 (Eves and Crawford 2014).1 Unlike previous studies, this research specifically explored the relationship between women’s economic empowerment and violence against women through in-depth qualitative interviews. Interviewees included business women in the urban context...
New research by the Web Foundation shows that the dramatic spread of mobile phones is not enough to get women online, or to achieve empowerment of women through technology. The study, based on a survey of thousands of poor urban men and women across nine...
This report measures legal and regulatory barriers to women’s entrepreneurship and employment in 173 economies. It provides quantitative measures of laws and regulations that affect women’s economic opportunities in seven areas: accessing institutions, using property, getting a job, providing incentives to work, going to court,...
For many people the status, role and position of women are important distinguishing features of Muslim societies, which set them apart from their Western counterparts and symptomatic of their oppression in Islam. Moreover, it is argued that gender relations in Islam have been primarily shaped...
Women’s labour – in and outside the home – is vital to sustainable development, and for the wellbeing of society. Without the subsidy it provides, the world economy would not function. Yet it is undervalued and for the most part invisible.
Why women leave the legal profession and do not re-engage is an important issue for the national profession and one which has been a priority for the Law Council of Australia.
In 2013 the Law Council conducted the National Attrition and Re-engagement Study (NARS)...