Gender inequalities are still deep-rooted in every society. Women suffer from lack of access to decent work and face occupational segregation and gender wage gaps. In many situations, they are denied access to basic education and health care and are victims of violence and discrimination. They are under-represented in political and economic decision-making processes.
Department of Premier and Cabinet, Tasmania: 7 fact sheets on women and girls in Tasmania. Topics include general demographics, economic security, health, homelessness and justice.
Division for Sustainable Development reviews Sustainable Development Goal 5 – “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”.
The Line: a website for young people where relationships, gender, sex and bystander action are discussed.
Girls Discovered is a comprehensive source of maps and data on the social, economic and legal status of adolescent girls worldwide.
Girl Effect: stories about girls breaking down the barriers, enabling them to unlock their true potential. Check the”Knowledge and Tools” too.
Working Group on Girls: information on action for girls’ rights from around the world.
UN Women: background information, facts and statistics. The importance of Sustainable Development Goal 5 is discussed in detail.
The Australian Human Rights Commission website reviews gender equality in Australia. Current news and projects are featured.
Lawstuff is a website dedicated to providing legal information to children and young people in Australia. Find out about sexual assault and sexual harassment.
UNFPA: click on “Topics” to discover a wealth of information on international female issues, including reports, personal stories and videos.
World Health Organization: key facts about violence against women. Share them, make them public – it all helps.
VicHealth: research and publications focussed on preventing violence against women.
Tackling Sexual Harassment: an 8½ minute video by the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Neela’s Story: a 3:23 minute film about a young girl who survived an acid attack carried out by her husband when she was 14 years old (Acid Survivor’s Network).
ViewChange.org has a large range of videos that tell stories about gender issues in the developing world.
To Educate a Girl: recommended for secondary level (74 mins, subtitles).
Watch Actionaid’s videos on violence against women.
Equals: 2 minute video clip featuring Daniel Craig and Judi Dench.
Words at Work: a short Diversity Council Australia video which aims to highlight language which excludes minority groups.
Homage: a 3½ minute YouTube clip.
He For She: get involved in the gender equality issues that matter to you. Make a commitment and view/download the resources.
Join a group working for gender equity such as those listed on Equality Rights Alliance.
See more groups at the Tasmanian Government’s Department of Premier and Cabinet. Sign up for information.
Equality Now: sign petitions, write letters, watch and share videos and information.
OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES
A Fairer World has posters, classroom activities, books, DVDs and web links on global issues such as gender equity. Contact us for a complete list of resources available free or on loan to members.
Equal Opportunity Tasmania provides education and information sessions to schools, colleges and community groups which relate to equal opportunity and promoting non–discriminatory practices. Their website has fact sheets on a wide range of discrimination issues. Subscribe to their newsletter, “In Respect of Rights“.