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Human Rights: Discrimination against women

Year 12 Legal Studies

Resources in Accessit

Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies.  Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.

Australian Government- Gender Equality

Gender inequality persists around the world, including in our region, undermining economic growth, human development and poverty reduction.

UNESCO World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education


How is Australia going when it comes to gender equality? A new World Economic Forum survey found that Iceland was the best place to be if you're a woman. But how does Australia rank?

Findings from the Australia's 2013 National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS).


Do women really want to break the glass ceiling? Having it all - the kids, the husband, the career and the house. Is it really possible? It has been nearly 40 years since women won the right for equal pay, yet they are still paid less than men and often struggle to get the top jobs. What is going on? Are women just ditching the idea of working full-time and breaking the glass ceiling? Especially when they have children? Or are work places the problem? That is what we are talking about.

In this program we use TV archives to look at women's experience in a range of occupations, from a jockey to an engineer, from a carpenter to the first woman pilot in the defence forces.

Over the 20th century, few changes have been as profound as the huge overhaul in the often confusing and always contradictory roles played by men and women in Australian society.

Australian Human Rights Commission

In recent decades, women in Australia have made significant strides towards achieving equality with men. At universities, in workplaces, in boardrooms and in government, a growing number of women have taken on leadership roles, forging pathways for other women and girls to follow.

Human Rights Action Plan

Useful Links

Oxfam Australia  You’re more likely to be poor if you’re a woman. And if you’re a woman, you’re also likely to be doing most of the work.Discrimination and injustice are major causes of poverty worldwide, and women and girls bear the brunt of it in all aspects of their lives.

Workplace Gender Equality Agency