You can support Oxfam’s fight for gender equality

The story

Oxfam’s new report, The G20 and gender equality – How the G20 can advance women’s rights in employment, social protection and fiscal policies , highlights the role of the G20 group of countries in taking action on gender inequality. According to that report, women can expect to wait another 75 years before they receive the same amount of pay as their male counterparts. And in their efforts to stamp out poverty, gender equality matters because 70 per cent of the 1.3 billion people living in poverty are women and girls.

Discrimination

“In G20 countries and beyond, women are paid less than men, do most of the unpaid labour, are over-represented in part-time work, and are discriminated against in the household, in markets and in institutions.

The report states if the hidden contribution of women were valued – for instance, caring for children or carrying out housework– the GDP of individual G20 countries could increase by 20- 60 per cent.

That’s why it’s imperative the G20 agenda must address systemic discrimination and economic exclusion of women across G20 countries.” – Oxfam

Putting equality in the G20 agenda

While G20 countries have made the commitment to tackle the barriers to women’s full economic and social participation, we now need to see action.

Discrimination and injustice are major causes of poverty worldwide, and women and girls bear the brunt of it in all aspects of their lives.

We can work together to call on Tony Abbott as leader of the Australian presidency of the G20 to put inequality firmly on the G20 agenda.

Supporting Oxfam

The Wishing Well was established in 2010 to offer children in out-of-home care, such as foster care and residential care, a range of healing and treatment options usually not accessible as a free therapy in mainstream health.

The Wishing Well raises funds to enable children and young people to access developmentally-appropriate and trauma-informed treatments shown to be highly effective in dealing with severe trauma and neglect. These therapies respond to the unique needs of each child and young person.

The Wishing Well is a not-for-profit incorporated charity organisation, established and managed by people seeking to improve outcomes for children and young people in out-of-home care and their families.

The Wishing Well operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support organisations that encompass similar ideals.

The Wishing Well gratefully receives donations, funding and resources through bequests, corporate partnerships, fundraising events, grants, online donations and other fund raising activities. Please see our website for more information:

http://thewishingwell.org.au/

Support gender equality and put extreme inequality on the G20 agenda

Do your part for gender equality and addressing inequality at G20:

https://www.oxfam.org.au/2014/07/75-years-to-achieve-equal-pay-is-too-long/

Tell Tony Abbott to put extreme and growing inequality firmly on the G20 agenda:

https://www.oxfam.org.au/my/act/put-extreme-inequality-on-the-g20-agenda/?utm_source=gender-blog

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