We like to think of Sydney as a welcoming city, a positive place that celebrates diversity and inclusion. A city that makes it easy to live, work, study and play. Yet for a lot of girls and young women who call Sydney home, that’s just not the reality. Plan International Australia surveyed 500 young women in Sydney aged 18-25 to gain insight into how they experience public spaces in Australia’s biggest city.
Challenges included overcoming cultural barriers towards gender transformation, lack of confidence among women, notions of traditional roles of men and women and differences in literacy levels. The experiences and lessons can provide entry points for other agencies to mainstream gender in climate change adaptation activities in Cambodia and elsewhere.
A Right to the Night Australian girls on their safety in public places. Plan International Australia and Our Watch survey.
“Don’t send me that pic.” Australian young women and girls report online abuse and harassment are endemic.
This is the eighth in the annual ‘Because I am a Girl’ report series, published by Plan International, which assesses the current state of the world’s girls. Featuring case studies, statistics and gender inequality issues.
This report focuses on one of the major barriers girls face: gender-based violence - sexual, physical and psychological - in and around schools.