07 Jun Gender Equality in Australian sports ecosystem.
Australian female footballers to earn the same base pay as men.
Australia has set a perfect example for in front of the entire world to bring gender equality in the sports arena. From now, men and women soccer players will be getting equal pay.
The Australian government has announced the hike of 33% in the salary of women soccer players that have become to Aus$16,344 from US$11,393) which is now equal to men soccer players.
Football Federation Australia believes in “an outcome that delivers on the gender equity principle of ‘same base pay for same base work”.
FFA also added, “Female soccer players will receive the same minimum remuneration hourly rate.”
“The idea of activating the entire sports ecosystem to hasten change is an approach that could be considered and replicated throughout the world,” tennis legend Billie Jean King.
There is no doubt that the Australian government has changed the sports system a lot in the last few decades, be it cricket, tennis, now soccer. For them its not a business but a part of a country’s growth and development.
Some countries merely talk about gender inequality and its eradication but only a few nations like Australia proved, that’s why we call it“Developed Nation”.
Women and girls represent half of the world’s population, therefore half of the nation’s growth is in women’ hands and their potential. Gender equality, besides being a fundamental human right, is essential to achieve peaceful societies. Moreover, it has been shown that empowering women spurs productivity and economic growth.
We Indians should take a lesson from this move and try to implement the same in our Indian society. Though India also has done many things to eradicate this gender bias issue but still a long way to go to attain full equality rights.
Therefore, it’s of paramount importance that we should end the various forms of gender violence and move towards a better future.