Release date: Wed, 7th, Mar. 2018

CoRE Release Gender Inequality Report for the Grampians Region

Communities of Respect and Equality Alliance (CoRE) will launch a report on gender inequality in the Grampians Region at 11am on Wednesday 7th March in advance of International Women’s Day. Media interviews at 10.30am.
The report, Gender Inequality in the Grampians Region, was compiled by Women’s Health Grampians (WHG) on behalf of the CoRE Alliance Governance Group and will set a base line of indicators to measure changes to gender inequality over time and provide a measure of how successful CoRE has been at preventing violence against women.
The CoRE Alliance was developed in 2016 as a platform for organisations, networks and clubs in the Grampians region to work together to prevent violence against women and their children. It currently has more than 70 significant organisations across the region as members. Gender inequality has been identified as the primary driver of violence against women.
The indicators measured in the report were chosen based on a literature review of other measures of gender inequality. Publicly available data was collected across the past 10 years to determine the rate at which the gender gap in these areas has been changing. The report analysed data regarding the gap in women’s and men’s experiences in the areas of education, employment, leadership, and unpaid labour.
This research found that:

  • While the Grampians region has generally reached gender equality in secondary school and undergraduate tertiary education completion, this is not translating into equal employment or leadership outcomes.
  • While men are overrepresented in full time employment and leadership roles, women are overrepresented in part time employment and unpaid labour.
  • These trends are consistent across Victoria as a whole, though the gender gaps in the Grampians region are slightly larger than the state-wide gender gaps in these areas.
  • Many of the largest gender gaps are in the areas of unpaid domestic work and unpaid childcare where entrenched gendered stereotypes of both men and women are limiting progress towards gender equality.

The report also offers a glimpse into the future by estimating gender equality based on current trends.

Media Enquiries:
Michaela Settle 0400 267288