Welcome to our weekly news round up where we highlight the news stories that have captured our attention during the past seven days. With International Women’s day having just taking place on Thursday 8 March, a number of important reports have just been released looking at women and equality.
The Sydney Morning Herald
Jessica Irvine, 5/3/18
‘Fewer than a third of young Australian working women believe they are treated equally to men, according to a landmark new survey.’
‘On 1 August the Executive Director of YWCA Canberra, Frances Crimmins, wrote to Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Labor, The Canberra Liberals and ACT Greens asking for their responses to five questions that address selected issues from the YWCA Canberra Election Platform: Every woman, every child, every day. This report provides an analysis of each party’s responses.’
International Labour Organisation
‘Around the world, finding a job is much tougher for women than it is for men. When women are employed, they tend to work in low-quality jobs in vulnerable conditions, and there is little improvement forecast in the near future.’
The Business of Fashion
Megan Doyle, 8/3/18
‘Looking ahead to International Day of the Girl on October 11, BoF asks you to ponder ways our industry can better empower girls and harness their potential. Where and how should we focus our efforts? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.’
By the numbers 2018: The gender gap in the Australian music industryAnge McCormack, 8/3/18
‘The Australian music industry continues to be dominated by men across almost every level, and an earning gap between male and female APRA members has been revealed by Hack’s third annual women in music investigation.’
In response to the increased focus on gender equality in the workplace and on a day where many of us seek to #pressforprogress on International Women’s Day 2018, we have compared the representation of women in the workplace across different business sectors with a global scope.
The Riot Act
‘Capital Giving was among one of the local organisations’ celebrating women of multicultural backgrounds with its ‘Celebrating Stories’ event. The purpose was to provide a space to encourage conversation about the advancement of inclusion of all women and shining the spotlight particularly on women of multicultural backgrounds.’