More women in science and tech an ‘economic imperative’

More women in science and tech an ‘economic imperative’

  [Source : Felicity Caldwell, Brisbane Times August 14 2017]   Why are successive generations of clever, well-educated women in science, technology, engineering, maths and science not reaching senior levels in their field? That vexing question will be tackled by some of Queensland's leading engineers, medical practitioners and scientists on Monday in an event hosted by Women in STEMM Australia, as part of National Science Week. Queensland Science Minister Leeanne Enoch said gender equity in the fields was not just a question of fairness but one of economic imperative. "We can't afford to…Read more
Meet the brothers who are helping women where politicians won’t.

Meet the brothers who are helping women where politicians won’t.

Article by Dana Morse, Mama Mia Ladies, if there is one thing we all know it is that periods suck. They’re often painful and inconvenient, and due to our goods and services tax on “luxury” items they’re bloody expensive (pun intended). So, let me introduce you to two great Aussie blokes trying to change that. Josh and Kris Barry are the owners and operators of Barry Bros, a Brisbane based online grocer which opened last month specialising in “ethical, sustainable, and organic” products and produce. After a Greens Party-led amendment to GST laws specifically axing women’s feminine…Read more
Call for Action –  Ipswich, Queensland 19th & 20th June – Come along and be heard

Call for Action – Ipswich, Queensland 19th & 20th June – Come along and be heard

In 2012 eS4W / JERA International conducted a study ‘Women’s Voices from the Flood Plains’ an economic gender lens on responses in disaster affected areas in Queensland.  A period of time which has seen further floods in the areas covered in Queensland in 2012, 2013 and 2015.  During this time many things have changed for those who participated in the original study.   This year we are following up with communities in Queensland who participated in the original study to determine if the recommendations made immediately following up from the disaster have been carried…Read more
National Multicultural Women’s Conference  –  deadline for submission of abstracts is the 5th August.

National Multicultural Women’s Conference –  deadline for submission of abstracts is the 5th August.

  National Multicultural Women’s Conference 2016 – Influencing Change: Vision and Impact   The inaugural National Multicultural Women’s Conference 2016 – Influencing Change: Vision and Impact, will be held at the Parkroyal Hotel,  Parramatta, Sydney, from 3-4 November 2016. This national event is an outcome of an innovative partnership between Settlement Services International (SSI) and th e Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA), with support from the Ethnic Communities’ Council of NSW (ECCNSW), which will provide a holistic perspective towards shaping a shared vision and driving change for multicultural women. The organisers are very pleased that Sydney will…Read more
His and Hers: Dealing with Gender Stereotypes, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

His and Hers: Dealing with Gender Stereotypes, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

This short film is one of three from the That Inspires Respect project, an innovative education and arts project which brings youth into contact with the values of respect and tolerance that are required to ensure violence against women is eliminated from society for good. After a series of respect workshops by JERA International in high schools, a group of students, assisted by VCA Film graduates, co-wrote and acted in three short films that address gender respect from three uniquely creative points of view. The aim of the project is to drive a strong message…Read more