Towards Gender Equity 2030
As the level of government closest to the community, Victoria’s Councils have been mandated to create healthy, safe and inclusive communities since the early 2000s. This has been further reinforced by the 2015 Victorian Government Royal Commission into Family Violence (RCFV), with a key outcome being that Councils are now required to ‘report on the measures they propose to take to reduce family violence and respond to the needs of victims.’
Council has now developed its Towards Gender Equity 2030 strategy. The Strategy sets out our vision, whereby all people in Maribyrnong flourish and live free from violence and discrimination and have equal status, rights, opportunities, representation and respect, regardless of their gender.
The Strategy is framed around the OurWatch Change the Story Framework, which uses evidence to demonstrate the direct links between gender inequality and violence against women and defines the steps we will take to prevent family violence and promote gender equity, both within the Community and the organisation. The Strategy also outlines the steps that Council will take to meet the recommendations for Local Government from the RCFV.
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