Gender equality is when people of all genders have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities. Everyone is by gender inequality - women, men, trans and gender diverse people, children and families. It impacts people of all ages and backgrounds.
We need gender equality urgently. Gender equality prevents violence against women and girls. It’s essential for economic prosperity. Societies that value women and men as equal are safer and healthier. Gender equality is a human right. Everyone from gender equality.
The Victorian Government’s vision for gender equality is for all Victorians to:
- live in a safe and equal society
- have equal access to power, resources and opportunities
- be treated with dignity, respect and fairness
Safe and Strong is our strategy for gender equality in Victoria
Achieving gender equality will not happen overnight. That’s why Victoria is leading the way with measurable action.
We’re modelling best practice and setting targets for women’s leadership. We’re working with communities, schools, workplaces, businesses and organisations to build a culture of respect and fairness.
All of us have a role to play in promoting gender equality.
Find out how we’re working together with Victorians to promote gender equality in these areas:
Reviewed 20 June 2018