This report presents the findings derived from a national survey of 2,122 Australians about their attitudes to issues of sexism and gender inequality. The survey was conducted online by Ipsos, in March 2018, with participants recruited from a combination of online panels and via social...
Drawing on the experiences and knowledge of almost 300 managers in four public sector jurisdictions, this report examines the role that middle managers play in operationalising gender equity-focused policies and provides suggested actions to drive best practice.
Gender pay equity is achieved when women and men receive equal pay for work of equal or comparable value. A disparity between women and men’s pay is often referred to as the ‘gender pay gap’ or ‘gender pay inequity’. The gender pay gap refers to...
Senior leaders in business, government, education and community are calling on all employers to continue to improve the representation of women in leadership, address resistance and be prepared to engage with the range of responses to gender equality initiatives.
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...
This third report in the Gender Equity Insights series extends and strengthens the evidence base around gender pay gaps and how these have changed over time across Australian workplaces.
For women working in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) jobs, the workplace is a different, sometimes more hostile environment than the one their male coworkers experience. Discrimination and sexual harassment are seen as more frequent, and gender is perceived as more of an impediment...
ECCV assisted the Victorian Government in its consultations with Victoria's culturally diverse community to inform the development of the Victorian Government's Gender Equality Strategy.
The consultations identified several key priorities for ethnic Victorian women including:
- a strong call for genuine partnerships with...
The Prime Minister's plan to tighten superannuation rules for wealthy Australians is continuing to cause him internal grief. Before he puts it to Parliament, New South Wales Labor Senator Jenny McAllister wants him to show how it will address the gap between men's and women's...
The quantitative analysis involving a longitudinal study is used where content analysis is undertaken to analyse the extent of CSR disclosures in annual reports. Regression analysis using panel data is used to analyse the potential association between CSR disclosure and five important board diversity measures,...
This first report in the BCEC WGEA Gender Equity Insights series seeks to add to and strengthen the evidence base that exists around gender pay gaps throughout Australian workplaces. The report uses unique data reported to WGEA, capturing 4 million workers and more than 12,000...
There are more women media professionals than ever in many countries across Asia-Pacific, but they still represent only three out of 10 newsroom staff, often earn less than their male counterparts and are subject to sexual harassment, while struggling to reach decision-making positions.
This report evaluates how effective Australia has been in achieving gender equality outcomes in economic development programs.
Promoting women’s economic empowerment is ‘smart economics’. When women are fully involved in economic development, countries become more equitable and prosperous. Worldwide, there...
The aim of this paper is to explain why time use data are essential for analyzing issues of gender equity and the intra-household allocation of resources, for comparing living standards and for estimating the behavioural effects of changes in policy variables.
It is thought that because women now make up approximately half of Australia's university students, and more than half of all staff employed in Australian universities, that gender equity in Australian higher education is no longer an issue which requires attention. This Brief illustrates however,...