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Gender Equity

Council is committed to gender equity and women's rights to full and equal participation in all aspects of community life, and prevention of violence against women. We fund a full-time Gender Equity Coordinator to support this work.

We have a range of initiatives that we are implementing across our organisation, with the community and with our western region partners.

'Women of the West' Film and Photography Project

Gender Films

Maribyrnong City Council has launched a film and photography project that celebrates and showcases the achievements, experiences, diversity and leadership of women and girls who live, work, study or play in the City of Maribyrnong.

Four short films have been produced for this project, covering four distinct and important themes of the Municipality, whilst capturing the diverse array of vibrant women in the City of Maribyrnong. The four themes of the films are Arts; Sport & Leisure; Work; and Family & Community. The accompanying portraits of the 12 inspiring women featured in these films are also on display at venues across the city.

To view the films, click on the links below:
Arts
Sport & Leisure
Work
Family & Community
Compilation

The Women of the West films are directed by local artist Suzie Blake.

Gender Agenda

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Our Declaration

We the people of Maribyrnong declare our commitment to a community where opportunities for success are equally
available to women and men; where our mothers, daughters and sisters live free from the cycle of violence; where their
thoughts, ideas and opinions are heard and respected and their choices and goals in life celebrated and supported.

Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace

Council has successfully gained accreditation as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace with the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA).

Council actively supports breastfeeding in our local community by:

• Providing breastfeeding advice and information to parents through our maternal and child health service.
• Providing breastfeeding friendly facilities in our Council facilities.
• Supporting Council staff returning to work from maternity leave to continue breastfeeding.

Campaigns

International Women's Day – also known as United Nations Day for Women's Rights and World Peace, is held annually on 8 March to recognise women's social, political and economic achievements throughout the time and across nations.

The 16 Days of Activism commences on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and White Ribbon Day (25 November) and ends on International Human Rights Day (10 December). These two dates highlight that violence against women is a human rights abuse.

Each year, we celebrate these campaigns with a range of community events. Visit our social media page or events page for details.

For more detail about how Council promotes gender equity and women’s participation, download our Gender Equity Strategy or contact:

Gender Equity Coordinator
P: 9688 0200
E: email@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

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