Gender Equality in Australia in the retail sector

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GENDER EQUALITY IN AUSTRALIA 1Gender Equality in Australia in the retail sector.By Name Course Instructor Institution Location Date
GENDER EQUALITY IN AUSTRALIA 2Table of Contents1.0 Introduction................................................................................................................................32.0 Methodology..............................................................................................................................53.0 Literature Review......................................................................................................................73.1 Corporate Social Responsibility......................................................................................74.0 Findings and Discussion..........................................................................................................125.0 Recommendation.....................................................................................................................146.0 Conclusion...............................................................................................................................167.0 References;..............................................................................................................................178.0 Appendix 1...............................................................................................................................22Facebook...............................................................................................................................229.0 Appendix 2...............................................................................................................................23Twitter...................................................................................................................................2310.0 Appendix 3.............................................................................................................................24YouTube................................................................................................................................24
GENDER EQUALITY IN AUSTRALIA 3IntroductionIn this study we shall look at the CSR activities in the Australian retail industry and how it is helping in reduction and curbing the gender discrimination of women in the retail sector.In the Australian business industry there is an important activity that has a major impact on their retail sector. This activity is known as the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CSR has been integrated into the retail sector to enable the continuous contribution of the Australian business industry sector to the society and therefore enabling the advancement of the community standard.The retail sector has been facing a discriminatory problem against women who have the intentionof engaging in part time work other than full time jobs. This has brought about conflict of interest in their role within their families and their work. In this research we shall mostly highlight women discrimination in the Australian business industry particularly in the retail sector. The challenges women go through in trying to face this discrimination against them being able to work part time. We shall also look at the long-term sustainable changes that are to be made in the sector. The CSR being an important activity in the retail sector shall also be highlighted so as to help the retail sector in achieving a sustainable solution (Cassells, 2016). The CSR activity is involved with highlighting the role of organizations in ensuring the minor community here being women discrimination is looked at and develop the improvement ofthe society at large. Most of the retail industries in Australia are valuing the CSR activities as it helps them to maintain good corporate values. Australian retailers are also using the CSR activities to add business value to their organization by carefully selecting the CSR initiatives. The retailers mainly selectively chose community development to be one of the most vital
GENDER EQUALITY IN AUSTRALIA 4contexts in relation to their merge with the CSR activities and practices. These CSR activities have major impact in the community practices as well as the retail sectors in the Australian business industries and this has greatly influenced the people working in the retail sector. These CSR practice impact the retail sector in social, environmental or economical basis. However, oneof the major factors that the CSR activity has on the industry practices is, human rights. This is where women discrimination in the retail sector comes in as it’s a violation of one of the major factors that is human rights. For the retail industry to develop there must be a coordination and collaboration with necessary stakeholders without there being gender discrimination. The retailers who have incorporated the CSR activities in their community practices insist on reducing gender discrimination in that sector (Davey, 2017). The community practices within the CSR activities include activities such as charity work, health improvement, education and employee volunteering. In addition, the retail sector should engage themselves in investing towards the social welfare of the communities in activities such as contributing and supporting employees who are underprivileged or disadvantaged within the whole community. This mostly touches on the women as it’s the main topic of this discussion. Has the CSR activity been able to aid in the reduction of gender discrimination in the Australian retail sector so far?MethodologyVarious methods and sources of collecting data have been used in this research to give a comprehensive and supportive discussion of the topic. These methods are such as twitter, facebook, instagram, journals, books and other internet sites. The idea behind using internet
GENDER EQUALITY IN AUSTRALIA 5sources is because here we can find up to date information on the current issues concerning the topic of Gender inequality in Australian business industry. I have also incorporated use of tables to properly illustrate various important topics relevant to this research. In this research, mostly internet browsing has been used to gather updated information regarding this topic. Journals and books have also been used; however, most of the books and journals used are those that have been written recently so that I can get updated information.The theories applied in the findings are as follows; Australian organization structures are defined to be intangible web that entails a relationship between men and women towards achieving set goals and purposes in an organization. Companies therefore, need to invest more on sensitizing the need of reducing gender discrimination in their organizational culture by including training and following the right policies. Women discrimination brings about negative impacts on the women and this can affect the company productivity badly. These retail companies should provide a platform for the women to air their concerns and complaints regarding the discriminations and this will help the company to identify the root problem and look for sustainable solutions. The retail industry should offer a listening ear to the complaints from women and offer lasting solutions to avoid the employee from seeking help in law courts. In the event the complainant approaches the court way, the company stands a chance of losing a lot of money facing the legal claims therefore the company should avoid such by dealing with the issue internally. As the world over tries to bring about gender equality in the business world, the Australian retail sector is still struggling with this factor and that is why it included the CSR activities to the sector to cub this gap. The retail sector is bridging this gender discrimination gapand through doing so it gives women more power to thrive in the sector (Cooper, 2017). The
GENDER EQUALITY IN AUSTRALIA 6Australian retail sector is dealing with this gender inequality issue by giving women any kind of job even those that men normally do since ages ago. Women are now allowed do to the “men’s job”. The retail sector is making the organization structures to be adaptive to process requirementby aiming to create ways of dividing its labor into distinct tasks and aiming to achieve coordination between the men and women in Australia. By doing so, it will promote good and fair working relations among its employees without discrimination and thus improving on the efficiency and development of the organizational units. The Australian government is also at liberty to promote school education for girls by ensuring they reach optimum level of education and the curriculum to remove all sorts of stereotype and sexism. In so doing, the girls will be able to acquire proper education and be qualified to work in the retail sector in any unit as independent self -efficient women (Bowen, 2017). They will be enlightened and can be able to fight against the discrimination in the Australian retail industry. Some of the studies in school should be included such as courses on discriminatory employment practices as well as gender inequality in retail industries so as to create awareness and women power. With creation of awareness, women can be able to fight for petty discrimination in regards to unequal pay to their counterpart men and deserved promotions in the work-place. Will proper and quality education to women and creation of courses and relevant programs against gender discrimination help the retail sector? Yes. This is because through promoting gender equality in the retail sector, more women can get employment and help their families and the whole community economy at large.

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