Advocacy at Women in Film & Television

WIFT NSW has a strong focus on advocacy in order to make lasting change in the screen industry. Two recent direct action protests – the AACTA Sausage Party and the Picnic At Fremantle protests, highlighted inequitable conditions and both resulted in policy changes.

WIFT’s advocacy centres around the five most important barriers to women’s equality as defined by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia*:

  • Workplace Culture
  • Lack of Female Leaders
  • Gender Stereotypes
  • Lack of Flexible Work Practices
  • Affordability and accessibility of childcare

Our aims and objectives to combat these are:

  • To promote diverse and positive representation of women in screen based media
  • To enhance women's professional development
  • To ensure Equal Employment Opportunities for women
  • To promote women's achievements
  • To maintain a communications network for women
  • To raise women's issues
  • To speak on behalf of our members and lobby for improvement in the related industries

Recent Advocacy Campaigns

 

 

 

* Committee for Economic Development of Australia, Barriers to equality of opportunity,

http://www.ceda.com.au/research-and-policysurveys/women-in-leadership/barriers-to-equality-of-opportunity