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We're the independent peak body for organisations, practitioners and individuals promoting gender equity in Victoria.

Media releases

5 October 2020

Australian women need a Gender Equal Budget and COVID19 Recovery

Gender Equity Victoria has written to the Treasurer Josh Frydenberg today calling the Federal Government to deliver a gender equal recovery from COVID19 in tomorrow’s budget. Living in the middle …

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17 September 2020

Council candidates to answer key questions on gender equality

With the opening of nominations for the 2020 Victorian local government elections today, the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA) and Gender Equity Victoria (GEN VIC) are calling for all candidates …

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10 September 2020

Welcome to Victoria’s first Commissioner for Gender Equality in the Public Sector

Gender Equity Victoria welcomes the appointment today of Dr Niki Vincent as the Victoria and the nation’s first Commissioner for Gender Equality in the Public Sector. Dr Vincent, currently serving …

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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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