JERA International has received numerous requests from women who have not been able to participate in the Working Together for Equality B+15 Platform for Action Questionnaire asking if there can still be an opportunity to Have Their Say.

 

It has been decided to continue the online questionnaire for several more weeks to allow women wishing to include their concerns and recommendations.     

Please scroll down to begin the questionnaire.  

 
JERA International would like to thank everyone involved in the B+15 Platform for Action Review to date including organisations and individuals for their contribution and support.
 

Partnerships 
For a list of the participating organisations go to list here      If your organisation has participated and is not listed, we sincerely apologise for the oversight and ask you to contach us at info@jerainternatioinal.org 

 For any further information please contact info@jerainternatonal.org


 

Background:

 
The United Nations Platform for Action (PfA) aims to remove obstacles for women’s active participation in all areas of public & private life, sharing power, decision making & responsibility with men at home, in the workplace and in the wider national and international communities.
 
Equality is about social justice; a fundamental prerequisite for development and peace; and so women and men can work together for themselves, their children and for society to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

– Taken from the UN PfA Mission Statement

  

Engaging Men and Boys

While we have been gathering information predominantly from women, JERA International will be seeking comments, ideas or feedback from men regarding their perceptions on gender equality and running workshops with men during November, 2009.
 

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If you are only interested in responding to a particular section, please use the quick jump-to menu below. However, your full input would be most appreciated.

  Poverty
  Education & Training
  Health
  Violence
  Armed Conflict / Refugees
  Economy
  Women Decision-makers
  Government Institutions
  Women’s Rights
  Media
  Environment
  Young girls
  New and Emerging Issues
  Sex Discrimination Act



Poverty

The following questions are just springboards for you to consider, however if you have something specific you would like to voice on this issue, please feel free to do so.

Is unemployment, social security or not being able to afford food, electricity, phone, good housing a problem for you? Why?
(or please specify your particular concerns on this issue)

What do you think should be done about it?

 


Education & Training

The following questions are just springboards for you to consider, however if you have something specific you would like to voice on this issue, please feel free to do so.

Are your children able to go to school? Do they feel safe? Can you afford the fees and materials? Is the standard of education good? Can you access training courses or higher education that you may want? Are three people in your family or community who are not literate in English? Can you access student income support, if you need it? Why?
(or please specify your particular concerns on this issue)

What do you think should be done about it?



Health

The following questions are just springboards for you to consider, however if you have something specific you would like to voice on this issue, please feel free to do so.

Is getting to the doctor / hospital a problem? Is getting good medical services for you or your family a problem? Do you have physical mental, sexual or maternity problems that aren’t being looked after? Can you afford the medical bills? Why?
(or please specify your particular concerns on this issue)

What do you think should be done about it?



Violence

The following questions are just springboards for you to consider, however if you have something specific you would like to voice on this issue, please feel free to do so.

Are women in your family or community affected by violence such as domestic violence, marital rape, rape, sexual harassment? Is it a problem to get counseling, economic support or legal support for this? Can you access affordable, safe housing? In your experience, is there adequate housing available for women/families escaping domestic violence? Why?
(or please specify your particular concerns on this issue)

What do you think should be done about it?



Armed Conflict / Refugees

The following questions are just springboards for you to consider, however if you have something specific you would like to voice on this issue, please feel free to do so.

Are refugee women in Australia having their social, economic and psychological needs being met? Are the services there to support women and families settling in Australia? Why?
(or please specify your particular concerns on this issue)

What do you think should be done about it?



Economy

The following questions are just springboards for you to consider, however if you have something specific you would like to voice on this issue, please feel free to do so.

Can you get child care so you can go to work? Do men get equal pay and conditions as men? Do you have maternity pay and leave? Are you able to own your land/house? Have you faced discrimination in the workplace, including as a result of caring responsibilities? Do you feel you have adequate workplace rights? What’s happening for you? Why?
(or please specify your particular concerns on this issue)

What do you think should be done about it?



Women Decision-makers

The following questions are just springboards for you to consider, however if you have something specific you would like to voice on this issue, please feel free to do so.

Are there enough women in positions of decision-making in the local council? Local businesses? Church bodies? Schools? Hospitals? Migrant Resource Centres? Community Organisations? Courts? Police? Company Boards? State government? Federal Government? Government Departments (State/Federal)? Why?
(or please specify your particular concerns on this issue)

What do you think should be done about it?



Government Institutions

The following questions are just springboards for you to consider, however if you have something specific you would like to voice on this issue, please feel free to do so.

Is the women’s department in your State meeting your needs? Is the women’s department at the Federal level meeting your needs? Is the Australian Human Rights Commission meeting your needs? How have you been affected by the changed custody/family court arrangements? Are the Courts meeting your needs? Why?
(or please specify your particular concerns on this issue)

What do you think should be done about it?



Women’s Rights

The following questions are just springboards for you to consider, however if you have something specific you would like to voice on this issue, please feel free to do so.

Does the State or Federal government make an effort to enforce women’s human rights? For example, freedom from violence, right to participate, right to food, water and housing, right to education, right to good health, right to land, right to safe environment... Why?
(or please specify your particular concerns on this issue)

What do you think should be done about it?



Media

The following questions are just springboards for you to consider, however if you have something specific you would like to voice on this issue, please feel free to do so.

Are positive images of women presented on TV, radio, in magazines and newspapers? Are there enough women in media, such as journalists, editors, camera crews, radio announcers etc. Why?
(or please specify your particular concerns on this issue)

What do you think should be done about it?



Environment

The following questions are just springboards for you to consider, however if you have something specific you would like to voice on this issue, please feel free to do so.

Are you exposed to too much pollution? Is your natural environment being damaged? Are you finding your crops are suffering? Is there support and measures that can aid women and families to make decisions about their environment? Why?
(or please specify your particular concerns on this issue)

What do you think should be done about it?



Young girls

The following questions are just springboards for you to consider, however if you have something specific you would like to voice on this issue, please feel free to do so.

Are young girls being asked what their needs are – by the government or the community? Are young girls needs being met by the Government? The community? Is there enough being done to prevent physical and sexual abuse of young? Why?
(or please specify your particular concerns on this issue)

What do you think should be done about it?



New and Emerging Issues

What issue do you want to raise?

Why is it happening?

What do you think should be done about it?



Sex Discrimination Act

Australia’s Sex Discrimination Act is 25 years old. Has this law made much difference to your life? Have you used the Act? Has it helped to know that such a law exists for women?
(or please specify your particular concerns on this issue)

What do you think should be done to improve this?


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