Government policies, programs and services affect people in different ways due to gender. Our equal state guides us to think about the lived experiences of women and gender diverse people in legislation, policies, programs and government spending.
We recognise that achieving gender equality needs action from all parts of government. This strategy outlines a strong agenda for long-term, systemic and structural reform – backed by practical investments – to change the way we make decisions and how we address bias and discrimination embedded in our society.
In Victoria, we have built a strong, linked system that will drive gender equality. Our work broadly falls into 3 categories:
- work that exclusively and directly delivers against this strategy and the Victorian gender equality outcomes framework
- work that is broader than gender equality that contributes to the Victorian gender equality outcomes framework
- all other policies, programs and services that have a direct and significant impact on the public and need a gender impact assessment, as per the Gender Equality Act 2020.