Domestic Violence Campaign Relaunches to “Stop it at the Start”

The State Government has continued the fight against domestic violence, relaunching a campaign to stop violence towards women. The award-winning Stop it at the Start campaign will recommence, complementing a $20 million suite of family and domestic violence prevention measures in WA. “Stop it at the Start is an important behaviour change campaign to support…

Shorten Introduces Superannuation Boost For Women to End Gender Disparity

Women on maternity leave will receive a boost to close the gender gap with a financial boost if Labor wins the next federal election. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten unveiled a $400 million package to increase payments to women on Wednesday, claiming Labor would ensure economic security for women an election issue. “One of the reasons…

Saudi women allowed into stadium for first time

Saudi Arabian women have been allowed to attend a football match in Jeddah as part of reforms being made by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman. This step was made as part of an initiative to integrate women into society, in efforts to reduce strict gender segregation. The Saudi government also announced plans to allow women…

Royal Decree Lifts Saudi Driving Ban on Women

Saudi Arabia’s king has issued a royal decree allowing women to drive. King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud signed the decree that will come into effect immediately, but will take months to roll out. A high-level committee of ministers has been organised to examine arrangements of the enforcement of the order. It will take up…

Government Steps Up Gender Equality Fight

A group of young women met with Women’s Interests Minister Simone McGurk this morning as the McGowan Government aims to address gender equality in WA. The group of women aged between 19-24 years old, participated in the roundtable gender equality discussion to illustrate the issue of leadership, change and status quo disruption. Award winning young…

Family and Domestic Violence Support in the Workforce

By Taylah Hanna The McGowan Government has introduced a new support system for victims of family and domestic violence. wher The new program will provide public sector employees up to 10 days of leave entitlements as well as specialised support programs. Premier Mark McGowan said the commitment made during the election, to put measures in…