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6 August 2020

COVID19 impact on jobs and financial security for Victorian Women still under the radar

Victorian experts will gather online today to reflect on how COVID19 is impacting on the lives of Victorian women and putting progress towards gender equity at risk. Gender Equity Victoria’s …

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24 July 2020

The balance between safety and support essential for the mental health of expectant mothers

The balance between safety and support essential for the mental health of expectant mothers Gender Equity Victoria and members of its Women’s Health Services Council, are pleased that the Government …

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15 July 2020

Combined submission calls for gender equity in vocational education and training

A submission from three leading organisations for gender equity calls upon the Victorian Government to create prosperity for all Victorians by ensuring gender equity through the States vocational education and …

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13 July 2020

101 organisations call for a gendered response to COVID19 in Victoria

101 organisations across Victoria and Australia are calling for a gender equal recovery to COVID19. Since the release of a joint statement in April, calling for State and Federal Governments …

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17 June 2020

Facts prove Covid19 is hurting Victorian women more  – Gender Equity Victoria calls for a gender equal recovery

Victorian women have been hardest hit by the Covid19 pandemic with higher unemployment rates, less access to jobkeeper, greater responsibility for caring and unpaid work and significantly poorer mental health …

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27 May 2020

Equality Starts Locally – New Partnership Between the VLGA & GEN VIC

Gender Equity Victoria (GEN VIC) and the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) today launch their partnership for gender equity, with a webinar featuring world leading Gender & Disaster experts from …

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26 May 2020

GEN VIC appoints Board of Directors and Special Advisors to drive agenda for gender equal recovery for Victoria

Gender Equity Victoria has appointed its first full Board of Directors to drive the strategic and economic development of Victoria’s peak body for gender equity. New appointees include: Amanda Barker, …

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17 April 2020

Parents Victoria and Gender Equity Victoria call for home school allowance

Parents Victoria and Gender Equity Victoria are calling for Victorian parents to be supported with a one-off home school allowance to offset the additional costs associated with educating kids in …

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2 April 2020

Gender Equity & Women’s organisations unite on Covid19 disaster

Over 100 organisations committed to gender equity and women across Victoria have made a joint statement calling for State and Federal Governments to recognise the gendered impacts of COVID-19. The …

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24 February 2020

Victoria leads the way with Australia’s first Gender Equality Act

Gender Equity Victoria celebrates the landmark passage of the Gender Equality Act, which will set a new standard for equity and equality for women and men in Victoria. The legislation …

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