Facts about women

FEMINISM.... ?
HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT IT’S GOT TO DO WITH YOU...
WE’RE ALL EQUAL NOW ...
AREN’T WE??

Facts About Australian Women

Women form approximately 52% of the population.

Work and Income

Unpaid Work ...The Home
The 1992 Juggling Time survey showed:

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Education
Internationally there are one billion people who are illiterate, women form two thirds of this group.

Health
The life expectancy of  women in NSW in 1995 was 81 years compared with 75 years for men.

Politics and Decision making
Women remain under-represented in decision making positions at all levels of society - private enterprise, the public sector and the community.

Women are under-represented in politics: 

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Violence

Portrayals of Women

FEMINISM IS THE ADVOCACY OF WOMEN’S RIGHTS ON THE GROUNDS OF EQUALITY OF THE SEXES.
Macquarie Dictionary.

Sources of Information
NSW Dept for Women1998; Women into Politics 1998,
Here We Come Ready or Not; Office of the Status of Women,1991,
Juggling Time; Good Weekend, Sydney Morning Herald, August 28, 1993.

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