See ERA’s media release below: Focus On Women Is A Welcome Start, But Deep Structural Change Is Needed For Gender Equality ERA-Media-release-budget-2021-22-20210511-1
Media Release by ERA following the Federal Budget Dated 11 May 2021
“The COVID-19 pandemic is both a public health and an economic crisis, with long-term economic impacts to the Australian population. Women, and particularly young women, are one of the hardest hit demographics due to their overrepresentation in casual work, and in the retail and hospitality sectors. Disasters such as this pandemic have been shown to […]
ERA is part of the Snap Forward Feminist Policy Network, and contributed to this submission on COVID-19. “The Snap Forward Feminist Policy Network (SFN) is working to ensure a gender-responsive COVID-19 recovery over the immediate and longer term: we want a Snap Forward which also contributes to the achievement of gender equality. SFN brings together […]
“As Australia responds to the coronavirus pandemic, capacity to cope with the crisis is under strain from a secondary crisis – one of care work. This care crisis is a result of increased pressure on the health workforce and system, increased need for unpaid care work, such as childcare, and the dividends for heterosexual households […]
The National Women’s Alliances have released this joint position paper on disaster recovery, planning and management. People with Disability Australia have also contributed expertise to the drafting of this paper. “During an emergency, everyone in a community is affected, but there is strong evidence to show that different groups of people experience disaster differently. Gender stereotypes […]
ERA’s National Gender Equality Plan project aims to produce a comprehensive, holistic gender equality plan that brings together key recommendations from civil society for Federal-level policy actions and identify gaps that require further research and policy attention. The Plan is in response to the need for a holistic and interconnected approach to policy responses to gender […]
Young people are leading a discussion on sex, sexuality and respectful relationships education in Australia with a national survey for young women, transgender and non-binary youth aged 16-21. The Let’s Talk survey has been developed by the Equality Rights Alliance’s (ERA) Young Women’s Advisory Group (YWAG), a group of 6 women under the age of 30 from across Australia.
The Commission should affirm that women and girls’ access to social protections is a human right. Accessible and affordable service provision by public or private actors is critical for the realisation of many human rights, particularly social and economic rights such as the right to housing, health, education and food.
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