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Accumulating poverty? : women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle : an issues paper examining the gender gap in retirement savings /

by Cerise, Somali | O'Connell, Karen | Rosenman, Elena | Sarat Chandran, Priya.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Sect. 1: Introduction -- Sect. 2: Causes of the gender gap in retirement savings -- Sect. 3: Why does the gender gap in the retirement income system matter? Average superannuation balances and payouts -- Sect. 4: A snapshot of ; women's accumulated poverty - Distribution of retirement savings by age and gender - Income and assets during retirement - Sect. 5: Women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle - Education and training - Entering the paid workforce for the first time - Career progression - Pregnancy - Maternity and parental leave - Caring for children (a) Unequal division of unpaid caring work - (b) Lack of structural support for employees with caring responsibilities - (c) ; Lack of social and economic value placed on unpaid caring work - Caring across the lifecycle - Gendered ageism - Gender-based violence - Divorce or separation -- ; Sect. 6: The consequences of the gender gap in retirement savings -- Sect. 7: Building financial security for women over the lifecycle - Solutions for closing the gender gap in retirement savings. Remove the barriers to women's participation in the paid workforce and close the gender pay gap - Invest in measures to redress women's disadvantage in the superannuation scheme - Specifically recognise and reward unpaid caring work in the retirement income system -- Sect. 8: ConclusionAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An assault on our future : the impact of violence on young people and their relationships /

by Flood, Michael | White Ribbon Foundation | Fergus, Lara.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. White Ribbon Foundation 2010Description: 53 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliography pp.43-50Summary: It is widely recognised that violence against women is a significant problem affecting as many as one in three women in Australia. This widespread violence has impacts more widely on families and communities throughout our society. This report examines how violence against women specifically affects children and young people. It looks at the nature of violence they experience in their homes and their own relationships, its impacts, and the priorities for action if efforts to prevent violence among, and protect, young people are to be successful.Availability: (1)

Civil society and gender justice : historical and comparative perspectives /

by Hagemann, Karen (ed.) | Michel, Sonya (ed.) | Budde, Gunilla (ed.).

Publisher: New York, NY Berghahn Books 2008Description: xi, 324 p. ; 24 cm.Other title: European civil society ; volume 4.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [302]-308) and index.Summary: This book offers both a revised gendered history of civil society and a program for making it more egalitarian in the future. An interdisciplinary group of internationally known authors investigates the relationship between public and private in the discourses and practices of civil societies; the significance of the family for the project of civil society; the relation between civil society, the state, and different forms of citizenship; and the complex connection between civil society, gendered forms of protest and nongovernmental movements. While often critical of historical instantiations of civil society, all the authors nonetheless take seriously the potential inherent in civil society, particularly as it comes to influence global politics. They demand, however, an expansion of both the concept and project of civil society in order to make its political opportunities available to all.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Creating capabilities : the human development approach /

by Nussbaum, Martha C.

Publisher: Cambridge, MA The Belknap Press 2011Description: xii, 237 p. ; 22 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This is a primer on the Capabilities Approach, Martha Nussbaum's innovative model for assessing human progress. She argues that much humanitarian policy today violates basic human values; instead, she offers a unique means of redirecting government and development policy toward helping each of us lead a full and creative life. ; Contents: A woman seeking justice -- The central capabilities -- A necessary counter-theory -- Fundamental entitlements -- Cultural diversity -- The nation and global justice -- Philosophical influences -- Capabilities and contemporary issues.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (2).
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Down and out with Work Choices : the impact of Work Choices on the work and lives of women in low paid employment. /

by Baird, M | Cooper, R | Oliver, D.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. The Office 2007Description: PDF.Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

EOWA : Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency. /

by Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency.

Publisher: 08/12/2003 14:13:36http://www.eowa.gov.au/ 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 08/12/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Welcome to the EOWA website. This website provides information on compliance, reporting , developing a workplace program, about equal opportunity, EOWA and provides many tools to assist organisations comply to the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act, 1999.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Gender equality action plan. /

by United Nations Human Settlements Programme.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland United Nations Human Settlements Programme [200?]Description: [22 p.].Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Global social movements. /

by Cohen, Robin (ed.) | Rai, Shirin (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. The Athlone Press 2000Description: xiii, 231 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

I lived in fear because I knew nothing : barriers to the justice system faced by CALD women experiencing family violence /

by Cavallaro, Lisa | InTouch Inc. Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence Vic.).

Publisher: Melbourne InTouch Inc. Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cover title. Includes bibliographical references Project researcher: Lisa CavallaroSummary: From literature reviews it was found that the incidence of family violence amongst refugee and migrant families is not higher. Being newly settled does expose families to stresses that increase the risk of intimate partner violence. The consequences for women from immigrant and refugee backgrounds can be even more damaging for them and their children because they are likely to face greater obstacles in their struggle to break the cycle of violence. This project therefore began with the understanding that the barriers for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) women are distinct and in addition to those faced by women from the broader community. This research was driven by a concern for the compromised safety and wellbeing of these women and their children due to the various barriers they face in accessing the legal / justice system.Availability: (1)

Victorian Women's Trust. /

by Victorian Women's Trust.

Publisher: 05/18/2003 22:51:15http://www.vwt.org.au/ 2003Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 06/16/2003 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCEAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Women and work choices report : impacts on the low pay sector. /

by Elton, Jude | Bailey, Janis | Baird, Marian.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. Centre for Work + Life, University of South Australia 2007Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.unisa.edu.au/hawkeinstitute/cwl/documents/women-work-choices-full.pdf' Checked: 6/10/2008 10:44:34 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success response Family & early years School to work Into & out of work Retirement & ageingAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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