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About the Goal
 

The SDGs goal seeks to achieve gender equality by empowering women and girls. Women and girls make up 50% of the worlds population, and thus half of its potential, however gender inequality persists everywhere. Women continue to be underrepresented at all levels of political leadership  and women and girls continue to perform a disproportionate share of domestic unpaid work. Women are often expected to take on the primary care giving role when looking after children, which results in less career and further education opportunities, than their male counterparts.

 

Empowering women and promoting gender equality is crucial to accelerating sustainable development. Ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls has a multiplier effect on all other development goals. 

“When we exlude women, everyone pays the price. When we include women, the whole world wins." 

Why it Matters
22.3%

The gender pay gap is highest in Health and Social Services - a female dominated industry

Women make up 

70%

of unpaid childcare work

Women earn 

$242.90

less than men per week

 
What Neighbourhood Houses & Centres are doing

Neighborhood houses and centres are delivering on this goal both directly and indirectly. Programs such as occasional childcare, maternal and child health checks/ immunisations and NILS/ Loan schemes. We foster a safe, welcoming environment for everyone, with gender equality ingrained in our culture. 

Through the Supporting Stronger Communities grant, many Neighbourhood Houses and Centres have been able to fund programs and projects that empower women and girls. Offering these women and girls support, and access to valuable resources that provide them with the tools to succeed. 

Our Targets
 
 
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