Australian’s say, “she’ll be right” to dismiss problems we think will fix themselves with time. It’s a cultural complacency that issues will sort themselves out, at some point. But for global gender equality, at the current pace of change, that point is still 100 years away. On International Day of Women, we present the UN Women Australia video, “When will she be right?“.
This means your children, grandchildren and even your great grandchildren are unlikely to experience a world where everyone is free and equal. Gender inequality remains one of the most pervasive human rights violations around the world. From child marriage to trafficking, domestic violence to sexual exploitation, the gender pay gap, the dearth of female leaders from business to the halls of parliament; discrimination, violence and fundamental disrespect of women and girls persist as a result of generations of exclusion.
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- UN Women’s 12 ways to advance gender equality
- UN Women’s 10 tips to be an activist during COVID-19
- UN Women’s 10 actions to help end violence against women
- Our Watch Workplace Equality and Respect Tools
- Respect @Work 2020 Sexual Harassment National Inquiry Report and Recommendations
- Diversity Council of Australia Research and Guides
- Westpac/Deloitte Diversity Dividend Report
- Workplace Gender Equality Agency Resources
- CEW ASX20 Senior Executive Census 2020
- Flex for Success: Five Practices That Build a Flexible Workforce 2020
- KPMG, The Child Care Subsidy: Options for Increasing Support for Caregivers that Want to Work 2020
- CEW/Bain: Better Together: Increasing Male Engagement in Gender Equality Efforts in Australia 2019
- Champions of Change Coalition Tools and Resources