Category Archives: Workplaces

She’s Price(d)less: The economics of the gender pay gap

October 2016

KPMG

This report uses structured econometric modelling to determine the factors that underpin the gender pay gap, and to what extent they contribute to the issue. This report,an update to analysis  initially conducted in 2009,shows that despite the endeavours of government and business, the size of the gap, and in particular the role of gender discrimination, has remained stagnant in the past seven years. Given the significant public debate since the release of the original 2009 Report, this update is intended to further contribute to the current public discussion, and drive a deeper and more holistic understanding of the social and economic factors that contribute to the gender pay gap. An Executive Companion, has also been made available. This provides:

  • a snapshot of the research findings
  • a range of practical actions to help address the gender pay gap
  • short case studies outlining the experience and insights of leading Australian companies as they addressed the gap within their own organisations

 

 

Stop Gendered Violence at Work – Women’s Rights at Work Report

November 2016

Victorian Trades Hall Council

This report presents the findings of  consultations with working women, which became known as WRAW (Women’s Rights At Work), undertaken by Victorian Trades Hall Council (VTHC) throughout 2016. A common theme arising in these consultations was the extent to which cultures of sexism and gender inequality were impacting on women’s safety and health at work. This report is a resource designed to raise awareness of this issue and to promote action to eliminate the violence Victorian women are experiencing at work.

 

Playing Our Part – Lessons Learned from Implementing Workplace Responses to Domestic and Family Violence

November 2016

Male Champions of Change

This report focuses on workplace responses to family violence and shares the steps, processes and frameworks that organisations/workplaces have found effective.  The report also includes case study examples of strategies employed by Male Champions member organisations relating to Employee Assistance Providers (EAPs) and managers.

 

 

Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy

December 2016

Victorian State Government

Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy sets out to redress gender inequality, sexism and violence against women through a number of reforms and initiatives, including:

  • Enacting a Gender Equality Act to embed strong governance structures and to promote and improve gender equality across government
  • Creating  new agency dedicated to preventing family violence before it occur
  • Reviewing laws against sexist advertising and gender-based hate speech
  • Gender audits across government and the public sector to create inclusive and flexible workplaces, equal pay, leadership development and mentoring and recruitment and promotion
  • Establishing a Prevention Agency with dedicated funding to strengthen the prevention of family violence, including funding, coordinating and supporting local organisations working in the field of prevention to change community attitudes and behaviours that lead to family violence
  • Scholarships to encourage young and emerging women leaders Gender equality programs in grassroots sporting clubs.
  • Hosting the first all women trade delegation in China Promoting women’s cultural activities and participation via the arts and media
  • Establishing two expert committees, a Ministerial Council on Women’s Equality and an Equal Workplaces Advisory Committee (EWAC) to provide expert advice to government in the ongoing commitment to achieve gender equality
  • Establishing a memorial for victims and a family violence index to highlight the horrifying and irreversible price many women have paid due to family violence

There are six key settings for early action in the implementation of the strategy that include; education and training; work and economic security; health, safety and wellbeing; leadership and representation; sport and recreation; and media, arts and culture.

 

 

 

 

Everyone Wins ToolKit

Everyone Wins is a toolkit develop by VicHeatlh that provides practical tools and resources to help Victorian community sports clubs become more inclusive and welcoming of everyone in their community.

The toolkit specifically aims to help clubs increase the involvement of women and girls, Aboriginal people and people from culturally diverse communities. The tools, actions and resources provided in this toolkit help clubs build on their existing strengths.

The Action Guide includes hyperlinks to the specific tools. The Action Guide can be found at: https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/media-and-resources/publications/everyone-wins_clubs

For further information about Everyone Wins, please contact everyonewins@vichealth.vic.gov.au

Australia’s gender equality scorecard

https://www.wgea.gov.au/sites/default/files/2013-14_summary_report_website.pdf

– Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Australian Government, 2014

Dismantling the cultural and structural barriers that limit women’s ability to
engage in employment and then progress to leadership roles is central to achieving
gender equality. This paper presents key results from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s 2013-2014 reporting data, giving the most comprehensive picture to date of the status of gender equality in Australian workplaces.

Ending workplace sexual harassment: a resource for small, medium and large employers

https://www.humanrights.gov.au/publications/ending-workplace-sexual-harassment-resource-small-medium-and-large-employers

– Australian Human Rights Commission, 2014

The ability to work in a safe environment, free from sexual harassment, is a basic human right. While we have the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 , sexual harassment in the workplace continues to be a problem. This resource provides practical guidance on how employers can prevent sexual harassment and how to respond effectively when it occurs.