A life course approach to gender equality

Our equal state: Victoria’s gender equality strategy and action plan 2023–2027 takes a life course approach to gender equality, focusing on:

  • childhood and youth
  • adulthood
  • older age.

Gender and other intersecting inequalities start before birth and accumulate and grow over time changing the trajectory of people’s lives. They also have long-term impacts over generations. Families and communities can experience intergenerational trauma, poverty and disadvantage.