In its Facebook post on IWD2020, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand stated, "We celebrate all the women we know, love, admire and also reflect on the progress that still needs to be made towards gender equality."
"In 2020, the gender pay gap remains entrenched and there has been an alarming increase in older women's experience of poverty. After single parent households, older women are both the poorest household type and the most likely to be dependent on income support. For older women, a lifetime of reduced financial security due to the gender pay gap, interrupted employment, little or no Superannuation and relationship breakdown is being worsened by the change in the Age Pension eligibility from 60 to 65 years and the increasing number who are reliant on the Newstart Allowance.
"Let's break the cycles of disadvantage for this generation and future generations." Read more, here.
Sacred Heart Mission
stands for gender equality for all. It states, "Gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive. A gender equal world can be healthier, wealthier and more harmonious - so what's not great about that?" On International Women’s Day 2020, Sacred Heart Mission published this blog from Cheyne Bull
, its Women’s House Coordinator, on how her team pulls together to empower women experiencing homelessness, and give them a voice."
As part of International Women's Day celebrations, CEO of Wellsprings for Women Inc
, Dalal Smiley, was invited to speak at a breakfast on 2nd March. The invitation came from the Soroptimist Melbourne group with invitees including female students from Melbourne Girls Grammar (in the photo).
Wellsprings is celebrating International Women's Day from 10 to 13 March with a barbecue lunch every day with participants in various programs. Each class will feature a participant sharing her migration story. Women will come along dressed in their national dresses if they wish to do so. It will be a true celebration of cultures, womanhood and sisterhood.
In other, related news, over 100 women and girls with disability across Australia helped to create ‘Our Place
’, a new and innovative website full of important and accessible information for women and girls with disability. Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) reports that there are currently over 2 million women and girls with disability in Australia and they represent one of the most marginalised and excluded groups in the country. They experience widespread discrimination and violations of their rights and freedoms. Read more…