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Gender equality

Mitchell Shire Council is committed to progressing gender equality.

Gender equality is when people of all genders have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities. Communities that value women and men as equals are safer and healthier.

Promoting gender equality prevents family violence and other forms of violence against women and girls. Violence in our communities is complex but also preventable.

The Gender Equality Act 2020

The Gender Equality Act places obligations on more than 300 public sector organisations across Victoria to plan, measure and track progress to improve gender equality.

The Gender Equality Act requires councils to consider gender equality not only in their workforce but in the policies, programs and services that significantly impact the public.

Mitchell Shire Council Gender Equality Action Plan 2021- 2025

Council's Gender Equality Action Plan aims to accelerate gender equality initiatives and outcomes within the organisation and contribute to preventing gender-based violence in our communities.

The plan was developed in consultation with our workforce, governing bodies, and partners at Women's Health Goulburn North East.

The plan has been endorsed by our Gender Equality Action Group and Executive Leadership Team and will be delivered collaboratively across all levels of Council.

This page was last updated on 7 June 2022.