The Education Network Inc is a not-for-profit organisation established to promote the empowerment of women through education.
Women are over-represented in the workforce as part-time workers in low paid industries and in insecure work situations. There are many reasons for this. Mothers spend twice as many hours each week looking after children under fifteen, and Australian women account for 92% of primary carers for children with disabilities and 70% of primary carers for parents. One in three Australian women aged fifteen years and older has experienced physical violence and nearly one in five has experienced sexual assault. It is estimated that violence against women and children will cost the Australian economy $15.6 billion per year by 2012-2022 unless decisive action is taken to prevent it.
Australian women are under-represented in the workforce as part time workers in low paid industries
Without a point in the right direction it can be hard for women to discover their options
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