Sexism harmful to all: on International Women’s Day it’s time to end it.

Far from being a thing of the past, sexism continues to be a major problem in Australia today. “A constant in women’s lives, sexism is experienced with a frequency and regularity that places an ongoing, and significant, burden on women’s health and wellbeing” says Women’s Health East CEO, Kristine Olaris.

Launching on International Women’s Day, a new campaign Sexism: See it, Say it, Stop it asks all Australians to reject sexism. Ms Olaris, who is part of the team behind this campaign, says “Join us in rejecting the sexist treatment of Australian women leaders. Now is the time to stamp out sexism.”

According to the Australian Human Rights Commission, one in five Australian women has experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. But sexism isn’t limited to demeaning comments or sexual objectification. Sexism is equally about traditional gender role stereotyping and the discrimination that stems from these attitudes and beliefs.

To read or download the full media release please click on the links below:

8 March 2013 Media Release Sexism harmful to all (pdf)
8 March 2013 Media Release Sexism harmful to all (word)