Just Comment: Working together to address rights for women
Women’s rights in Australia are still not adequately protected. 86% of the targets of domestic violence are women; women make up only about one quarter of our elected representatives; and women in full time work are paid 16 cents in the dollar less than men, whilst also doing the bulk of society’s unpaid work.
Internationally, abuses of women’s human rights increasingly cut across state boundaries, one of the best examples of this being the trafficking of people. Women’s rights movements throughout the world have been instrumental in bringing about positive changes for women in these areas. There is a growing need for local women’s movements, organisations and networks to connect and to work together for rights at the global level.