New research, released on the eve of International Women’s Day, finds that nine in ten Australian women have experienced street harassment and modify their behaviour in response.
Actions women are taking for their personal safety include everything from crossing the street to avoid strangers, to pretending to have a conversation on their phone, to grasping their keys as a weapon. Australia: Everyday sexism: Australian women’s experiences of street harassment
Street harassment is a common experience for most women. A survey of 1426 Australians revealed that 87% of Australian women have experienced at least one form of verbal or physical street harassment; 40% do not feel safe when walking alone at night in the area where they currently live, compared to 17% of men; and 87% of Australian women have changed their behaviour in at least one way to ensure their own personal safety in the last 12 months Gender gap calculator
If you were born today, you would be 80-years-old when the global gender gap is predicted to close in 2095. But how old will you be when the gap closes, and how does your home country rank on the global scale of gender equality? Use this Calculator to find out. United States: The status of women in the States: 2015 – Employment and earnings
Women make up nearly half of the U.S. workforce, and their earnings are essential to the economic security of families across the nation. Yet, gender equality at work remains elusive. This report examines women’s earnings and the gender wage gap, women’s labour force participation, and the occupations and industries in which women work. It also considers areas where women have experienced progress toward gender equity in the workforce and places where progress has slowed or stalled. United States: Paying an unfair price: The financial penalty for LGBT women in America
Women in America who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT) have the same concerns as other women. However, they often face added challenges and worries, not just because of their gender, but also because of who they are and whom they love. This report highlights the unique challenges faced by LGBT women including the struggle to find and keep good jobs, higher costs associated with a lack of support for them and their families and the greater risk of health problems and its impact on economic security.