“Even though Parliament isn’t representative of us proportionately it should still represent our issues.”
We’ve unpacked some of the gender related indicators in Australia’s first Sustainable Development Goals report to the United Nations.
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 […]
Despite the growing understanding in the community, national housing and homelessness policy is yet to catch up. There is a considerable challenge in translating this community awareness to policy visibility. Given the first stumbling block is the lack of a national housing policy that resembles a comprehensive and effective housing strategy, the possibility a housing strategy that is both age and gender-responsive seems even more remote.
ERA partnered with Susan Hucthinson to provide this run down on some of the key domestic policy issues that came under the microscope at the UN for the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women.
“So it’s really great to see young women reclaiming that history and searching for those kinds of heroes that we need,”
“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.”
“CSW is where we check the world’s pulse in relation to gender justice. While progressive feminist activists have, in recent years, lamented the lack of progress in the Agreed Conclusions, the power of this document is in the reality it reflects. As a consensus document, the Agreed Conclusions contain competing and conflicting agendas and viewpoints where we can locate the hurdles, the sticking points, and yes, the progress, as fragile and small as that can seem.”
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