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Women and Gender

The nature, pervasiveness and manifestations of sexual harassment in rural Australia: Does 'masculinity' of workplace make a difference?

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Saunders, Skye; Easteal, Patricia, AM
  • Journal Name: Women's Studies International Forum
  • Journal Number: 40
  • Publisher: Pergamon Press Inc.
  • Published Location: United States
  • ISBN: 02775395
  • Country: Australia

Research has shown that hostile environments can be a particular problem for women working in traditional male jobs such as policing and defence forces or where they are employed on remote work sites with residential arrangements. These 'masculinity' marked workplaces have a high incidence of sexual harassment. Australia's rural region has an eth ....

Understanding Australian rural women's ways of achieving health and wellbeing: a metasynthesis of the literature

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Harvey, D J
  • Journal Name: Rural and Remote Health
  • Journal Number: 7
  • Country: Australia

Although Australian rural women appear to be coping well despite a lack of services, harsh environmental conditions and overall rural health disadvantage, there is little research into the factors that promote good health among them. The aim of this article is to document and analyse current understandings about how rural Australia ....

Understanding Contexts of Family Violence in Rural, Farming Communities: Implications for Rural Women's Health

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Wendt, Sarah; Hornosty, Jennie
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 20, No. 1
  • Country: Australia, Canada

Research on family violence in rural communities in Australia and Canada has shown that women's experience of family violence is shaped by social and cultural factors. Concern for economic security and inheritance for children, closeness and belonging, and values of family unity and traditional gender roles are factors in rural com ....

Utilising Diversity to Achieve Water Equity

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Lacey, Justine
  • Journal Name: Rural Society
  • Journal Number: Vol. 18, No. 3
  • Country: Australia

In the realm of water justice there are a myriad of competing equity claims. Water is highly valued for a range of uses but competition for the resource can create divisions among the community of users. Moreover some parts of the community such as women and the poor are denied adequate access to water. This type of social exclusio ....

Women in Australia

  • Year: Various
  • Author: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
  • Country: Australia

Women in Australia outlines the significant achievements of Australian women and areas where the community needs to work together to improve opportunities and choices for women. Report Location ....

Women's lifework: labour market transition experiences of women: final report prepared for the Commonwealth, State Territories and New Zealand Ministers' Conference on the Status of Women (MINCO) funded by the Womens Activity Trust Fund

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Smyth, Ciara; Rawsthorne, Margot; Siminski, Peter
  • Publisher: Social Policy Research Centre, University of New South Wales
  • Published Location: Sydney, NSW
  • ISBN: 0733422388
  • Country: Australia

The study aimed to capture the labour market transition experiences of Australian mothers who are balancing work and family responsibilities. It used qualitative and quantitative methods, involving in-depth interviews with 20 mothers and an analysis of quantitative data from the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Sur ....

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