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

The Put Her Name On It journey

Recording of MAV Gender Equality and Preventing Family Violence and all forms of Violence Against Women Network Meeting held on 9 March 2023.

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Closing the commemorative gap partnership

Put Her Name on It, has a big vision. We want to see women and gender diverse people equally represented and recognised in place naming and public art everywhere. With women making up just  3% of public art and the data not much better for place names (1 in 10), systemic change and on the ground action is needed.

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How many places and public art in Victoria honour women?

What does a mythical princess, a concubine and a queen have in common? They are the only women featured in the names of the 79 Victorian local government areas.

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Intersectionality and commemorative justice

Commemorative justice isn’t just about equality, it’s about justice. It’s a way of correcting the record.

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The names of towns and suburbs have a women’s problem

Across greater Melbourne where 165 suburbs commemorate people, just 3 suburbs honour women.

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2023 a big year in place naming and public art equality

Sydney councillor Linda Scott recently said ‘when it comes to statues it’s a bit of a sausage fest’. That’s a good way to describe commemorative injustice.

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