Gender equity

Gender Equity entails the provision of fairness and justice in the distribution of benefits and responsibilities on the bases of gender. The concept recognises that people may have different needs and power related to their gender and that these differences should be identified and addressed in a manner that rectifies gender-related imbalances.  

Council recognises gender inequality and its link to family violence and violence against women. 

Through the Council and Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2021-2025, Council acknowledges and commits to actions, both internally and in the community, to be a leader in gender equality and promote respect and safety in our community.

Example of this work include:

  • Implementation of the Gender Equality Act 2020
  • Administration of the Gender Equity Advisory Committee
  • Active Communities of Respect and Equality (CoRE) Alliance member
  • Hepburn Shire Council Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children Leadership Statement

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