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Promote women's independence and decision making

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Women still earn less than men, are under-represented in political and workplace leadership roles and perform the majority of unpaid domestic labour and care work 

When men control decisions and resources, in the home or in public, they have an opportunity to abuse their power, while women have less power to stop it, call it out, or leave. 

What are the solutions?

  • Strengthen women’s economic security and independence. 
  • Support women’s social, political and economic participation and decision-making in public life. 
  • Challenge men’s use of controlling behaviours in relationships including the subtle normalisation of male dominance in relationships. 
  • Promote social and cultural networks and connections between women to provide sources of peer support. 
  • Support women’s collective advocacy and social movement activism to prevent violence and promote gender equality. 
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