How you can help end gender inequality

REGIONAL residents can do their bit to fight gender inequality by having a say on the Queensland Government's new Strategy for Women.

The consultation process has started on what Minister for Women Shannon Fentiman hopes will provide a guide for the government on dealing with a range of issues where women are falling behind men.

The strategy is based on the Queensland Women 2015 report which shows a significant pay gap between males and females.

It also reveals women are more likely to be the victims of sexual violence and homelessness.

"These figures should be a wake up call to anyone who suggests the fight for gender equality is no longer an issue," Ms Fentiman said.

"The stark reality is that women in Queensland are getting paid less, retiring with far less super and are far more likely to experience violence, poverty or homelessness."

To have your say on the Women's Strategy complete the survey at www.getinvolved. qld.gov.au.

- APN NEWSDESK



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