Launch of Australian Gender Equality Council
The Australian Local Government Women’s Association is proud to announce its membership of the Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC).
AGEC is Australia’s first independent, national body dedicated to driving gender equality. It is committed to creating the same rights and opportunities for women when it comes to pay, superannuation, the workplace and society.
The members of the ALGWA form part of AGEC’s member network of over 500,000 women and girls. Working together, we aim to drive a cultural shift in Australia’s attitudes towards gender equality through national campaigns, underpinned by rigorous empirical research.
And we are delighted that ALGWA National President Cr Coral Ross is Deputy Chair of AGEC
There are still significant inequalities in Australia despite both the suffrage movement and the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1970s. AGEC, with our help, aims to resolve these inequalities:
- Women still receive on average 23% less remuneration than men
- 1 in 2 women are discriminated against at work for being mothers
- Girls receive 27% less pocket money than boys
- 1 in 5 women experience sexual violence after the age of 15
- Women are retiring on 42% less superannuation than men.
We ask you to join AGEC in the third and final wave of change. Be part of the moment in time, the movement that one day our great grandchildren will study and admire. It’s Time.
Go to www.agec.org.au to support the third wave of change.