For over 100 years,
women have fought for the right
to be treated equally.

Now IT’S TIME to get it right!

1 in 5 women experience sexual violence after the age of 15

[
Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016
‘Personal Safety Survey
]

Today women are paid
23% less than men

[
WGEA, 2018 – ‘Australia’s Gender pay Gap Statistics’
Full Time Total Remuneration
]

1 in 2 women
are discriminated
against at work
for being mothers

[
Australian Human Rights Commission, 2018
‘Face the Facts: Gender Equality 2018’
]

Australia has fallen to 48th in the world for the political participation of women

[
World Economic Forum, 2017
‘Global Gender Gap Report’
]

Women retire with
42% less
superannuation
than men

[
Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016
‘Personal Safety Survey
]

Girls receive
27% less pocket money
than boys

[
Westpac, 2016. Westpac Kids & Money Report
Average income by time spent on Chores
]

The Australian Gender Equality Council

Responding to the unacceptably slow pace of change towards gender equality in Australia, leading organizations have come together to form the Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC), a national not-for-profit organization.

AGEC’s vision is simple – to achieve gender equality in Australia. Through high profile national awareness campaigns, advocacy and research, it aims to drive a cultural shift in Australia so that women and men have the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of the community. We believe that gender equality will be achieved when the different behaviours, aspirations and needs of women and men are equally valued, respected and are manifest in Australian society.

‘It’s Time’

Like the women and men of the first wave of women’s movements who fought for the right for women to vote and enter Parliament and the second wave of women and men who fought for the right to reproductive freedom for women, their right to a job and credit and their right to equal pay, the Australian Gender Equality Council asks you to join with us to finish what was started over 100 years ago. You can do this by helping to fund the ‘It’s Time’ campaign in social and mainstream media, by spreading the messages in our campaign and by standing up beside us and demanding that those around you answer the hard questions. It is hard for the culprits to hide in the shadows when a light is being shone into every corner.

 

News

Our latest newsletters, articles and pieces of interest in the area of gender equality.

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Media update

Here you find the latest media updates and media pieces related to the work of AGEC.

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Upcoming events

Here you will find what AGEC is planning next as well as upcoming forums.

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Resources

Here we have gathered all reports and white papers that concern gender equality in Australia.

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