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

GEN VIC’s Pre-Budget Breakfast 2022

The pandemic has further entrenched gender inequality. Global research has shown that women’s jobs were 1.8 times more vulnerable to the pandemic than men’s jobs, with women’s jobs accounting for the majority of global job losses despite women’s employment making up less than half of global employment. Why? It’s likely because the pandemic has significantly increased the burden of unpaid care work, which is disproportionately carried out by women.

We’re going to need a proactive approach to combat this backwards step for gender equality. We need a long-term recovery policy from COVID-19 that takes into account its gendered impact. How can we do this?

The Breakfast brings together gender equity advocates across a variety of sectors to discuss the real costs of a gender equal recovery to COVID19 and our expectations for the Victorian State Budget in 2022/2023.

We’re pleased to finally announce our speaker lineup includes:

  • Gabrielle Williams MP, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Prevention of Family Violence and Women reflecting on State Government commitments to women and gender equity.
  • GEN VIC members Diana Sayed from the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights, Dylan O’Hara from Vixen Collective, Mary Delahunty from Her Place Women’s Museum and Nadia Mattiazzo from Women with Disabilities Victoria reflecting on Recovery and Resilience ahead of the Victorian State Budget in 2022/2023 in a conversation moderated by our chair, Entsar Hamid.
  • Emma Dawson, CEO of think tank Per Capita, providing insight into the National economic landscape and what political parties need to be prioritising to support gender equity at the Federal Election

This event will be catered.

GEN VIC strives to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you have any accessibility requirements or needs, please fill in the relevant column during registration or contact us at genvic@genvic.org.au and we will try our best to accommodate.