eS4W e-bulletin April 2014

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The month of April

from Sally Jope, eS4W Executive Officer

During the month of April, eS4W has been focused on the follwowng:
The CSW report-back session will allow you to hear directly from women who attended CSW58.
We will discuss themes and trends emerging from the negotiations and examine options for further action.
Presented by the National Women’s Alliances
9:30am to 12:30 pm
Wednesday 7th May 2014

Australian Human Rights Commission
Level 3, 175 Pitt Street

Please register your attendance by 2nd May 2014

Please address any questions to Sharen Page at eS4W 
or 1300 918 273//9

Click here for a copy of the Agenda


eS4W is working for improved access to gender data and analysis for the purposes of policy development and monitoring.

Visit our newly dedicated webpage - 

AHRC & OECD Roundtable discussion: Gender equality statistics and data relating to unpaid caring work and the post-2015 development framework



On Wednesday, 9 April, WAVE presented at at the Senate Inquiry into Technical and Further Education in Australia.  Read the report here
Women and workforce participation

Pregnancy and return to work - high degree of discrimination Women Matter: Gender diversity in top management Raising the pension age to 70: Not a simple solution for all workers in Australia Support for gender reporting framework Governments get an “F” in employing older workers, new report finds
Women and education, training and skills development

Advocacy by International Federation of University Women International Girls in ICT Day
  • International Girls’ in ICT Day is an initiative backed by International Telecommunications Union to create a global environment that empowers and encourages girls and young women to consider careers in the information and communication technologies (ICTs). International Girls in ICT Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday in April every year and on 24 April this year

Media Release:  Let's not wait till another woman is murdered

Once again family violence is in the spotlight in a horror week that has seen women and children die at the hands of their partners and fathers. Again the community asks why can’t we keep our women and children safe? The familiar grim statistics are rolled out – one in three women in Australia will have experienced violence and most likely in their home (i).

Read on....

NFAW plans to put together a team to develop/produce our own Women's Budget Paper for the 2014-15 Budget.

They will be referencing the Budget submissions made by the Alliances.  If you are in a position to join the team and assist please contact:  Marie Coleman at

On another issue, please be advised that the Coalition for Working Women will be holding a media conference in Sydney on May 1 to comment on the need for a reconsideration of a range of policies intended to support women's workforce participation, including gender reporting, PPl and child care.

The Centre for Gender Economics is pleased to present the inaugural global Gender Economics Conference 2014 which will bring together international speakers, leading academics as well as practitioners in the fields of Diversity, Economics, Sociology, Business Investment, Innovation and Leadership.
It will be held at UNSW in Sydney June 10-11, 2014
For more information visit
Susanne Moore is the founder and CEO the Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation (C4GEi™), Speaker and Consultant in Diversity and Gender Economics.  Susanne has generously offered two complimentary conference registrations to eS4W.

Please contact Sally Jope @ if you are interested in attending.
Interesting Articles

A  global study of CSR salaries finds that women are employed in fewer senior CSR roles than men and earn 23 per cent less than their male counterparts.

Read more..
For your information

The 2014 Global Summit for Women ‘Women: Redesigning Economies, Societies’ will be held from the 5th to the 7th of June 2014 in Paris, France.  click here for information 

economic Security4Women (eS4W) is one of the National Women’s Alliances. It is an alliance of women’s organisations united in the belief that economic wellbeing and financial security are essential for women and will enable women of all ages to have an equal place in society.

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