The theme for IWD this year is Press for Progress. How are progressing?
The average annual pay packet of full-time female employees is $26,527 less than men’s, rising to $89,216 at the top level of management.
The most challenging gender gaps remain in the economic and health spheres. Given the continued widening of the economic gender gap, it will now not be closed for another 217 years.
As girls get older, their confidence decreases – from 56 per cent of girls viewing themselves as confident at 10, to 44 per cent by the time they reach 17, to just 27 per cent when they reach adulthood (18-25).
Combined, these changes could lead to effective marginal tax rates of possibly 100% or higher for some women.
This report explores the financial impact of divorce in Australia… It look sat patterns of divorce in Australia, across individuals and families, and the financial impact of divorce on home ownership, employment status and household income and assets, including superannuation and debt. It also looks at the effect of divorce on spending on children and education outcomes.
Domestic and family violence is a feature in a high proportion of homicides in Australia. Data from the Australian Institute of Criminology shows that the most common relationship between a homicide victim and offender is a domestic relationship.3
Of the 479 homicide incidents in Australia from 2010 to 2012, 196 occurred in a domestic context. This is over 40 percent of all homicides in Australia.
This fact sheet focuses specifically on domestic and family violence, which is most often perpetrated in the home against women by their male current or former partner.
This strategy outlines the Government’s efforts on gender equality by strengthening our ability to engage in policy dialogue in the region and beyond; and upholding our international reputation as a global leader on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
The new data shows some encouraging signs – a continued downward trajectory of the gender pay gap, increased women’s representation in leadership and that more employers are taking action to address gender inequality. But progress is modest at best.
Australia ranks at number 46 (down from 36th win 2015). Global pay parity is now 170 years away.