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We’re the peak body for gender equity, women’s health and the prevention of violence against women

Our Values

Gender Equity Victoria leads, advocates and enables gender equity.

Gender Equity Victoria does this by listening to and supporting Victorian women and organsiations across a growing gender equity industry.

We Believe

Gender inequity is harmful to the physical, mental, emotional and economic health and wellbeing of Victorian women, men and gender diverse people.

Gender inequity is the primary cause and key driver of gendered violence, especially violence against women. Poor attitudes and behaviours towards women, such as sexist jokes, language and the objectification of women, as well as the application of rigid gender roles and stereotypes at home, in the workplace and in community, creates the foundation for threats, abuse, harassment and violence.

Gender inequity leads to poor health consequences for all Victorians, but especially women and gender diverse people, who face sex and gender discrimination at work, at home and in community. Health consequences include both physical and mental health impacts of inequity.

Gender inequity leads to a persistent gender pay and superannuation gap as well as a higher risk of poverty for women, who face lifelong economic barriers as a consequence of unequal, gendered beliefs and attitudes towards paid and unpaid work and the sharing of parental responsibilities.

Gender inequity drains the wealth and productivity of women and, in turn, the wealth and productivity of the State of Victoria.

Our Purpose

We share a vision for gender equity across all places, organisations and industries in Victoria.

We understand that gender equity creates prosperity for all Victorians in all communities.

We believe gender equity is best achieved through partnership between government, industry and community.

We recognise gender equity takes time – generations of consistent hard work.

We align to individual and collective efforts to improve the lives of Victorian women across waves of reform.

We act on the intersectional impacts of gender equity, ensuring women with aboriginal, migrant and refugee backgrounds as well as those living in rural and remote communities or with disabilities benefit from gender equal policy and programs. We’re allies.

We model best practice in gender equitable governance and an ethic of care.

We are an independent peak body for a growing gender equity industry with leaders across the Victorian community working for equality and change.