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'Women Hold Up Half the Sky': Gender Mainstreaming and Women's Inequality in Australia

Babacan, Hurriyet (2004) 'Women Hold Up Half the Sky': Gender Mainstreaming and Women's Inequality in Australia. Gender Development Journal, 64. pp. 49-52. ISSN 1035-1132

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Abstract

'Women hold up half the sky' is an old Chinese saying indicating that gender is an important consideration in social affairs. In 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights reaffirmed the belief in the equal rights of men and women. Despite this, women experience considerable disadvantage and discrimination, a phenomenon perpetuated by gender-differentiated structures. The nature of and reasons why gender inequality persists in Australia, and the failure of gender mainstreaming as a mechanism to remedy this inequality, are explored in this paper.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID16666, gender, equality, women, inequality
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1607 Social Work
FOR Classification > 1608 Sociology
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute for Community, Ethnicity and Policy Alternatives (ICEPA)
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Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2011 04:46
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2011 02:38
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/2528
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