How do we correct the gender imbalance in politics?
A recent report from the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) reveals that out of 34 OECD countries, Australia ranks sixth-worst for the number of women in the highest ranks of government.
The Melbourne Declaration on Women’s Participation in Australian Politics currently commits to increasing female representation in parliament to 40 per cent by 2020. Tanya Plibersek, the deputy leader of the opposition, is proposing to change this increase to 50 percent, as ‘40 percent is not equal’.
Gender imbalance must improve as women still face significant barriers in reaching senior leadership positions. Learn more at Daily Life.