Victorian gender equality consultations: what we heard

Between April and September 2016 more than 1200 Victorians shared their diverse voices and experiences by participating in consultations to inform the Victorian Gender Equality Strategy.

We received more than 200 written submissions outlining priorities and strategies, best practice research and the challenges of disadvantage.

Eight regional consultations were held in Geelong, Shepparton, Wangaratta, Mildura, Ararat, Warrnambool, Sale and Bendigo.

Consultations were also held with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians, women with a disability, senior Victorians, young people, people from culturally diverse backgrounds, and LGBTI Victorians.

Participants also represented a range of sectors and industries. A full list of participating organisations is available here.

Victorians told us their current experiences of gender inequality and the change they want to see for all Victorians.

Consultations showed strong community support for a gender equality strategy that would drive genuine, lasting change across all life-stages and settings.

A full list of participating organisations is available here.

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Read the Victorian Gender Equality Strategy Discussion Paper.

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