Many of us know there is a gender pay gap in Australia, but don’t understand why that is. The Australian Government has identified five key factors that contribute to the gender pay gap.
- Visit this webpage to find out more about these factors and other aspects of gender pay gap, then talk to a friend, colleague or family member about it.
- Learn to separate gender pay gap fact from fiction with this handy resource. Share the facts with others and address myths and misconceptions when you hear them.
- Check out Australia’s Gender Equality Scorecard to see how we are tracking in closing the gender pay gap and creating equality at work.
How does it help?
The unequal distribution of power and resources between women and men is acknowledged internationally as one of the main drivers of violence against women. Economic resources are a major part of this inequality. The gender pay gap contributes to inequality in power between women and men (including economic resources, social status and participation in decision-making) and also makes it more difficult for women to leave a violent partner.
You can continue to take action about the gender pay gap:
- Keep helping others to understand why Australian women are still being paid less than men – there is a lot of confusion about this in our communities.
- Advocate for a gender pay audit at your workplace to ensure pay equity.
- Read this checklist for pay equity practice.
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