Women in management ranks get paid as much as 45 per cent less than their male peers, new data from Australia’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency has revealed. The data visualisation showed that even in female-dominated industries the more senior you are, the higher the pay gap.
The breakdown of social structures and chaos following emergencies creates an environment where women are more vulnerable to gender-based violence (GBV). This document from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies defines GBV, discusses women’s increased vulnerability following a disaster, and suggests ways to improve conditions for women in emergency settings.
One in three women aged 18 – 34 has been sexually harassed at work according to a Cosmopolitan survey. Harassment at work has taken on many new forms and isn’t always easy to spot. The survey found that some women don’t even realise that the behaviour they are experiencing constitutes sexual harassment.
Women dominate University of Florida’s journalism school making up almost 75% of students enrolled. Yet, post-school this number does not translate with women being credited with only 36.1% of total bylines or on-camera appearances as anchors or reporters. The gender disparity in journalism is also apparent in topics covered –the greatest gender gap exists in coverage of world politics, and crime and justice.