The drivers of housing inequality are deeply gendered. We need a gender-responsive housing strategy to address the barriers women face in securing safe, affordable and appropriate housing.
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.
Gender budgeting should “eradicate gender asymmetry in budgets” by covering expenditure and revenue measures. This process should include analysis of the investment required to achieve gender equality in Australia in order to translate gender equality goals into budgetary commitments.
We have worked with the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) to produce this analysis of the Women’s Economic Security Statement. As the dust settles on the inaugural Women’s Economic Security Statement (WESS), we’ve taken a closer look at the Statement, in particular the workforce participation and economic independence pillars, and what it means for […]
Pro Bono has reported on the Retiring into Poverty report released as part of the National Older Women’s Housing and Homelessness Working Group that we are proud to be part of. “The number of older women accessing the private rental market increased by 45,000 in a five year period, which according to the report, was not viable […]
“We have too many older women sleeping in their cars. We have too many mums who don’t know where the next meal for their kids is going to be coming from. We have entrenched economic disadvantage and it’s vital that we have a long-term plan for addressing that. Not short-term planning and long-term tax cuts.”
“With just over 40% of CRA recipients in housing stress after receiving CRA, females making up 66% of unassisted requests for specialist homelessness service and almost 200 000 households waiting for social housing, it is clear than when housing supports fail from under-investment, it is women and their children who are left with nowhere to go.”
In 2018 the Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO will travel across the country to speak with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls as part of the Wiyi Yani U Thangani ‘Women’s Voices’ project. The project will build on the legacy of the landmark Women’s Business report from 1986, which was the first and last […]
ERA has worked with our membership to develop our 2018-18 pre-budget submission which covers gender responsive budgeting, much-needed funding for time-use surveys, rebuilding the aid budget and women’s access to affordable housing, livable incomes, education and health services. The full submission is available here. With a word version here.
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