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

Strategic Plan – 2024 Update

Gender Equity Victoria (GEN VIC) has updated its strategic plan. This is another significant step forward in our work to build our sustainability, increase our impact, add value to our members and support gender equity in Victoria.

The process to review our existing strategic plan

Through the GEN VIC reimagined engagement process we spoke to a range of stakeholders including members, partners, funders and subject matter experts and you provided honest and considered feedback. This included:

  • Overwhelming support for GEN VIC to continue as an independent body focused on gender and the inequalities associated with a patriarchal gender order, and advocate for reforms to overcome these inequalities.
  • Acknowledgment of strong GEN VIC brand and positively regarded in the sector, with room to expand our reach.
  • Our point of difference being a single focus on gender equity and its ability to unite organisations within and across sectors.
  • The need to find our ‘swim lane’ and make a difference
  • Recommendations for us to focus future work on:
    • being a movement-builder, networker and connector on issues of gender and women, creating impact through transparent collective work
    • making the work of the gender equity sector more visible including elevation of our members’ work
    • campaigning for gendered economic justice and security
    • member involvement in GEN VIC policy positions and advocacy
    • creation of income sustainability

To deliver on the above, GEN VIC has updated its constitution and appointed a new Chief Executive Officer, Micaela Drieberg who has made an enormous impact in three short months and now we have honed our strategic plan. The updating of our strategic plan involved reviewing  our 2021-2025 Strategic Plan and the advice stakeholders provided. You can read our updated strategic plan here.

What has changed

The most significant change is the inclusion of Sustainability and removal of Gender Equal Health and Safety and Respect.  This does not mean we will no longer contribute to these areas, rather it is acknowledgment of existing leadership addressing these priorities and our role to support and elevate the work instead.

We look forward to continuing to work together to create a gender equal society where all people can thrive.

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