Villach wants to make the city more woman-friendly in the future. Therefore, for the first time, there is a women’s report that has scientifically recorded data, facts and figures to be incorporated into future decisions.
flash. For decades, the percentage of women in Villach’s population was more than 50 percent. Currently, slight overlap is calculated at exactly 51.8 percent. Vilash’s first Women’s Report has now identified the reasons for this and how this fact can affect education, childcare, health, and socioeconomic status in the community. “It is important to make the city women-friendly and to take their needs into account when making decisions. That is why we collected data on women in Villach as a basis, ”says Deputy Mayor Gerda Sandresser, Women’s Adviser.
Shows where action is required
The Women’s Report contains extensive data on the most diverse women’s life situations. “It was very important to me to create this report because the data reveals areas where action still needs to be taken,” Sandriesser explains. The demographic development of the female population of Villach, their socio-economic status, education, health behavior and representation in politics, administration and the judiciary were examined. “It is remarkable, for example, that Villach has a higher than average rate of single mothers,” said women’s representative Alisa Herzog, emphasizing positively, “Women in Villach are better educated than ever and are more courageous in their Their way. To self-employment!”
Achievements in gender equality policy
The Women’s Report was prepared by the Women’s Office in Villach jointly with the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences. “In the future, it will be updated and expanded at regular intervals,” Herzog continues. “Numbers can tell us a lot about the world,” says Katherine Steiner Hammerl, a political and law scientist at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences. Emphasizes the diversity of women’s lives. “In the Women in Vilash report, we have compiled detailed figures from a variety of sources. These show that we are still far from the main goal – equality for women in business, politics and society. The Women’s Report aims to draw the attention of politicians to areas of action, and in the future also to show Successes in Gender Policy”.
Key points at a glance
The Women’s Report is divided into six large chapters: “Social and Demographic Structures”, “Education and Child Care”, “Socio-Economic Status”, “Health and Well-Being”, “Representation and Participation” and the main theme “Violence against Women”. It has exciting graphics that show and contextualize the changes women have undergone over the past 20 years. For example, what is the effect of preventive health care on cause-of-death statistics. Or how the “gender wage gap,” that is, the difference between the average annual gross salary of women and men, evolved.
violence against Woman
The chapter “Violence against Women” is also an important chapter in the Women in Vilash report. “Unfortunately, this topic is more relevant than ever. But with regard to the “16 Days Against Violence Against Women” that begins tomorrow, this is a very important indication that we at Velash must continue to search further, ”says Gerda Sandresser , female officer.