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.
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.
Australian women graduate from university in equal numbers to men, but they don’t progress through the workforce at the same rate. Data collected by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency shows that just one in four key management personnel and one in eight CEOs are women.
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.
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.
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.
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.