A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy

Safe and Strong, Victoria’s Gender Equality Strategy, sets out a framework for enduring and sustained action over time. We aim to progressively build the attitudinal and behavioural change required to reduce violence against women and deliver gender equality. The Strategy draws on global evidence of what works in gender equality.

Our vision

All Victorians live in a safe and equal society, have access to equal power, resources and opportunities, and are treated with dignity, respect and fairness.

All Victorians recognise that gender equality is essential to economic prosperity and that gender inequality has significant economic cost.

Victoria leads the way in gender equality with sustained, enduring and measurable action.

The framework

The Strategy sets out the founding reforms that lay the groundwork and set a new standard for action by the Victorian Government.

These reforms will draw on all levers, including:

  • legislative changes
  • governance structures
  • employment practices
  • policy
  • procurement
  • funding decisions
  • advocacy to the Commonwealth Government.

The Strategy also considers six settings for statewide action in which strategic alliances and partnerships will enable shared progress towards gender equality.

The framework describes how we will measure and track our progress. We will consistently review our actions, report publicly on our progress and make changes if we aren’t reaching the goals we set out to achieve.

For our vision to be realised, it will take successive generations of Victorians and their governments to maintain focus, funding and effort on gender equality.  Read from the Minister for Prevention of Family violence.

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