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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2015) You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes.

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2015)

But what does that mean? Are women paid less because they choose lower-paying jobs? Is it because more women work part time than men do? Or is it because women have more caregiving responsibilities? AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap succinctly addresses these issues by going beyond the widely reported 79 percent statistic.

Quick Facts The pay gap has barely budged in a decade. Think 79 cents is bad? Business women conference held: EBSCOhost. International business women conference augments enhanced guidance to the women entrepreneurs and their large number of participation in it shows their enthusiasm for learning and developing their businesses on modern lines.

Business women conference held: EBSCOhost

These views were expressed by Chief Executive Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) S.M. Munir while addressing an international business women conference held here at the expo center Lahore. Secretary TDAP Ms. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency. Gender equality is achieved when people are able to access and enjoy the same rewards, resources and opportunities regardless of whether they are a woman or a man.

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency

Many countries worldwide, including Australia, have made significant progress towards gender equality in recent decades, particularly in areas such as education. However, women continue to earn less than men, are less likely to advance their careers as far as men, and are more likely to spend their final years in poverty. At the same time, men often find it more difficult to access family-friendly policies or flexible working arrangements than women. The aim of gender equality in the workplace is to achieve broadly equal outcomes for women and men, not exactly the same outcome for all individuals. To achieve this requires: For more information, read the business case for gender equality. Goal 5. Chief of Army message regarding unacceptable behaviour. Face the facts: Gender Equality. Back to main Face the Facts page Download in Word In recent decades, women in Australia have made significant strides towards achieving equality with men.

Face the facts: Gender Equality

At universities, in workplaces, in boardrooms and in government, a growing number of women have taken on leadership roles, forging pathways for other women and girls to follow. In 1984, the Sex Discrimination Act came into force, making it against the law discrimination to discriminate against someone on the basis of gender, sexuality, marital status, family responsibilities or because they are pregnant. The Act, which gives effect to Australia’s international human rights obligations under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, has played an important role in changing community attitudes and helping advance gender equality in this country. Australian men paid an average of 20 per cent more than women. Updated Men in Australia are still paid on average about 20 per cent more than women, according to a workforce diversity specialist, with figures from the Australian Council of Trade Unions showing the gender pay gap has grown steadily over the last decade.

Australian men paid an average of 20 per cent more than women

In addition, men and women are paid differently despite performing the same role within Australia's top accounting firms, workforce diversity specialist Conrad Liveris told PM. Mr Liveris claims top accounting firms including PriceWaterHouse Coopers, EY and Deloitte are paying men and women differently for the same roles with pay gaps ranging from 1 to 5 per cent. "Even at their highest level, at the partnership level, they were finding about a 5 per cent gender pay gap in a like-for-like basis," Mr Liveris said. Deloitte declined a request for an interview but in a written statement the accounting firm said: Mr Liveris said he was encouraged by Deloitte's willingness to change.

Topics: women, community-and-society, work, australia. Gender Pay Gap Factsheet. The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion. Global Development podcast: gender equality. Gender inequality remains one of the top development challenges of the 21st century.

Global Development podcast: gender equality

Women and girls continue to fare worse across many headline development indicators - from poverty and health to education and political participation. But what's holding back progress on gender equality? And what can be done to make the world a better place for women and girls? In this edition of our new Global Development podcast, we look at the impact of the global financial crisis on women around the world, examine new ideas to push forward progress on gender issues, and ask what can be done to tackle gender-based inequalities in the 21st century. To discuss these issues, Madeleine Bunting is joined in the studio by Rachel Moussié, women's rights adviser on economic policy at ActionAid International, and Jane Martinson, women's editor at the Guardian.

The Girl Effect. Educate a girl and she will change the world. Women's health. Being a man or a woman has a significant impact on health, as a result of both biological and gender-related differences.

Women's health

The Effect of Girls' Education on Health Outcomes: Fact Sheet. (August 2011) Many studies have shown the benefits that education has for girls and women.

The Effect of Girls' Education on Health Outcomes: Fact Sheet

The studies link education with reduced child and maternal deaths, improved child health, and lower fertility. Sudan 2010 001 Final Report GtS Evaluation. Basic education and gender equality - Issue. Issue South Sudan’s education indicators remain among the worst in the world, despite increases in school enrolment over the past few years.

Basic education and gender equality - Issue

It is estimated that more than one million primary school aged children, mostly from rural areas, are not in school, while the few schools that do exist are not conducive to learning. Low rates of primary school completion and high gender, geographic and wealth disparities pose enormous challenges to the development of South Sudan. The adult literacy rate stands at a mere 27 per cent, and 70 per cent of children aged 6–17 years have never set foot in a classroom. A normal girl's abnormal Life due to her Basic Knowledge lack - Change Girls life. Girls' Education South Sudan. What is Girls’ Education South Sudan?

Girls' Education South Sudan

Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) is a six year programme – April 2013 to September 2018 – that aims to transform a generation of South Sudanese girls by increasing access to quality education. South Sudan, the newest country in the world, has some of the lowest educational indicators, with education of girls being particularly among the lowest. Only one girl in ten completes primary education and girls comprise just one-third of the secondary school population.

Very few girls who do complete primary education continue to secondary school. There are many barriers (cultural, financial, poor infrastructure/quality) that are preventing girls from going to school. How will this be achieved? GESS has been designed as a practical programme that removes barriers that prevent girls from going to school.