The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) encourages gender equality across all Australian workplaces. A recent publication by AHRC highlighted issues relevant to gender inequality and how workplaces can seek to overcome this anomaly.
The AHRC publication explains:
- in recent decades women have made significant strides towards equality with men;
- females make up just over half of the Australian population;
- the National gender pay gap is 17.1%
- Australian women account for 92% of primary carers for children with disabilities, 70% of primary carers for parents and 52% of primary carers for partners
The AHRC also explains the various barriers to gender equality and what employers can do to address this ongoing concern.
The publication can be accessed through the AHRC link - https://www.humanrights.gov.au/sites/default/files/FTFGender.pdf