Gender directive has ‘limited impact’ on advisers’ business

Insurer says while it is positive news that the gender directive had little impact, there are still too many people without protection cover.   The gender directive had limited impact on advisers’ protection business with fewer than a third of adviser respondents stating the regulation made their customers review their protection needs, research from Zurich revealed. The gender directive came into force on 21 December 2011 and meant insurers cannot charge different rates for men and women. There has since been concern that gender neutral pricing will increase the cost of annuities for…Read more
Joining the Dots – Regional Research

Joining the Dots – Regional Research

Exploring the economic empowerment of women in conflict affected areas combining UNSCR 1325, CEDAW, BPFA and MDGs To download the document click -> Joining the Dots Gender equality and women’s economic empowerment are essential to achieve effective and sustainable development; to foster vibrant economies and to promote peace and security.  It is important to recognize the unique contributions women can make as countries emerge from economic crisis, especially in conflict and disaster affected societies. We take this opportunity to share with you the findings of an Asia Pacific regional research inquiry conducted collaboratively…Read more

Women’s Housing, Land & Property

Women are the worst affected in forced evictions, resettlement schemes, slum clearance, domestic violence, civil conflict, discriminatory inheritance laws and practices, development projects, and globalisation policies. Rape is often used to forcibly remove women from their homes before and during forced evictions. UN-HABITAT's Land and Tenure Section is the agency's point of reference for land management and tenure systems, policies and legislation that help achieve adequate shelter, security of tenure and equal access to economic resources for all, with a specific focus on gender equality. The main focus areas and mandate are implementation…Read more

economic Security 4 Women appoints new EO

eS4W believes that lifelong economic well being is a high priority for Australian women – it empowers women to make choices and live independently. It enriches all aspects of women’s lives including their education, health, employment, personal, safety and financial security over their life time. eS4W engages with Australian women to identify the issues they face and establish those of primary importance. The outcomes from our consultations contribute to national policy reform relevant  to the lifelong economic well being for women. These include pay equity, access to relevant and affordable education and training,…Read more

Gender pay gap short-changes women $250.50 a week

Australia’s working women earn 17.4% less than their male colleagues, based on new ABS data. The Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) has calculated the gender pay gap based on average weekly ordinary time earnings for men and women. “The gender pay gap is a disincentive to women’s participation in the workforce. In a time of significant skills shortages and with productivity levels in decline, it makes good business sense and is in our national interest to eliminate this disincentive to full workforce participation,” Ms Helen Conway, EEOWA Director said.…Read more