Gender Equity Strategy

Consultation closed on 23 October 2015

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Monash Council has developed its first Gender Equity Strategy. We were seeking feedback on the draft Strategy and Action Plan by Friday 23 October 2015.

At its meeting on 24 November 2015, Council adopted Gender Equity Strategy, and the Year One and Two Action Plan:

Here are two versions (PDF and Word) of the Strategy:

Gender Equity Strategy 2015-2020 (docx, 789KB)

Gender Equity Strategy 2015-2020 (pdf, 1MB)

Here are two versions (PDF and Word) of the Year One and Year Two Action Plan:

Gender Equity Strategy 2015-2020: Year One and Year Two Action Plan (docx, 37KB)

Gender Equity Strategy 2015-2020: Year One and Year Two Action Plan (pdf, 398KB)

For more information, please call Jane Torney, Program Manager – Generating Equality and Respect, on 9518 3269.

    What is Gender Equity?

    Gender equity is the process of being fair to women and men. Gender equity recognises that within all communities, women and men have different benefits, access to power, resources and responsibilities. Achieving gender equity is critical to improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities and is a core principle of a fair, safe and inclusive community.

    Council believes that individuals should not be advantaged or disadvantaged due to their gender and that all community members should be treated fairly and equally.

      About the strategy.....

      Following consultation with our community and across Council, Monash Council has developed a Gender Equity Strategy with five priorities to guide the implementation of gender equity activity in Monash over the next five years.

      These priorities are:

      • Leadership – Council will provide leadership to our community and partners on gender equity. We recognise that to affect community change, we need to ensure our own workplace culture, practice, policy, planning and programs demonstrate gender equity and respect. We will ensure that the experiences of males and females are considered in our consultation and decision making.
      • Research - We will routinely collect and analyse gender disaggregated data and use it to inform our decision making.
      • Advocacy - we will advocate for gender equity and the prevention of violence against women at a local, regional, state and national level
      • Building capacity - we will support our staff, our partners and the Monash community to understand how they can promote gender equity in their everyday work and lives.
      • Partnerships -We will partner with other organisations and key stakeholders to promote gender equality and respect. 


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