Clearinghouse Connector – July 2015
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Gender equity is the process of being fair to women and men by recognising diversity and disadvantage and directing resources accordingly to create equal outcomes. Equity denotes the series of actions needed to be taken before equality can be achieved. Gender equality, the absence of discrimination based on one’s gender, is attained through gender equity.
Gender inequity permeates our culture as evidenced by:
- women’s poorer health outcomes
- men’s violence against women
- gender pay gap
- underrepresentation of women in positions of power
- representation of women in popular culture.
By acknowledging the cultural, social and economic factors that disadvantage women, gender equitable policies can be supported by allocating extra resources and targeted policies to bridge the gap in order to achieve equality.
Some groups of women experience increased inequity due to compounding power and privilege differentials, including; women with disabilities, women of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal women.
This Connector features a selection of recent academic research, local and international policy documents, fact sheets, position statements as well as strategy documents relating to gender inequity in health, experience of violence and access to social and economic resources.
Doing better : gender transformative public health messages : guidelines Australian Women’s Health Network (AWHN), 2014
Gender equity for health outcomes Women’s Health East, 2014
Why gender matters : ten ways local government can advance gender equity [10 Factsheets] Municipal Association of Victoria, 2012
Intersectionality : moving women’s health research and policy forward Women’s Health Research Network (Canada), 2009
Gender equity and health
How can gender equity be addressed through health systems? World Health Organization, 2009
Gender gap rife in treatment of heart disease The Age, 2015
Why autism spectrum disorders are under-diagnosed in women and girls ABC Radio National, 2015
Summary of Indigenous women’s health Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, 2013
Common Threads : the sexual and reproductive health experiences of immigrant and refugee women in Australia Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH), 2012
An overview of the status of women with disabilities in Australia Women With Disabilities Australia, 2011
Gender equity and violence
Gender equality and violence against women : what’s the connection? ACSSA Research Summary (Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault), 2014
Violence prevention : the evidence : promoting gender equality to prevent violence against women World Health Organization, 2009
Gender and pay equity
Gender pay gap statistics Australia. Workplace Gender Equality Agency, 2015
Not missing in action : the being female penalty Griffith Review, 2014
The impact of a sustained gender wage gap on the Australian economy Australia. National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM), 2010
Gender equity and disasters
The relevance of gender in disaster risk [Fact sheet] Women’s Health Goulburn Northeast, 2012
The impact on women’s health of climatic and economic disaster : position paper Australian Women’s Health Network (AWHN), 2014
Gender equity and representation
Representation of women in Australian parliaments Australia. Department of Parliamentary Services. Parliamentary Library, 2014
How stereotypes impair women’s careers in science Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2014
Gender disparity on-screen and behind the camera in family films Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, 2010
Gender equity tools
Gender strategy toolkit : a direction for achieving gender equality in your organization Australia. Workplace Gender Equality Agency, 2015
Gender Equity Quality Standard Women’s Health Loddon Mallee (WHLM), 2013
Gender Fairness – Conversations about Equity Cards’ Women’s Health Loddon Mallee (WHLM), 2013
Gender transformative policy and practice Women’s Health Victoria, 2012
Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) Gender equity section
UNESCO Gender mainstreaming tools
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