Two thirds of the worldwide illiterate population are female.
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).
Although organisations are increasingly investing in building culturally diverse and gender balanced leadership profiles, culturally diverse women are notably under-represented in leadership ranks.
CEO/MD roles were 84% male, 16% female
The report captures and critically analyses 243 verified incidents reported to the Islamophobia Register Australia between September 2014 and December 2015.
In the US, the country which initiated the global Women’s Marches, 72% of men think women have equal opportunities, compared with 53% of women.
Substantial differences identified in feedback provided to women and men point to the perceived riskiness of female appointments. Women are told more frequently than men that they need to display “more confidence” and have “more experience” to be promoted.
Globally women’s rights continue to be eroded.
In 2013, more than 9000 women were reported to have been killed in incidents of domestic violence. Now Russian MPs are voting to wind back punishment for domestic violence.
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.
There is not a single female-fronted act on the Top 10.Triple J’s annual listener poll of the best albums of the year. Plus opportunities for women in music discussed by Music Victoria.
The latest research from the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia (WLIA) found just 21% of sources across a massive 6000 newsprint articles analyzed were female.
The study covered articles across Australia’s six key newspapers during a three week period in February 2016, including The Australian Financial Review, The Australian, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Herald Sun, and The Daily Telegraph.