To the women of Newlands,
Take time out at 12.30 - 2pm, Wednesday 11th July at Newlands Neighbourhood House to join a focus group and tell us of your experience of equality/inequality as a woman in Moreland.
City of Moreland is revising policy on women in the City, 20 years after the last Statement on Women.
The committee formed to guide this process is seeking input from Moreland women to inform a new GENDER EQUITY framework.
The State Government’s Safe and Strong Victorian gender Equality Strategy defines gender equity as “The equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities of women, men and trans and gender-diverse people. Equality does not mean that women, men trans and gender diverse people will become the same but that their rights, responsibilities and opportunities will not depend on their gender.” The focus group will consider these four questions.
Q1. Thinking about the definition of gender equality above – are there any examples of personal experiences or observations in our daily lives where rights, responsibilities, and opportunities do not seem to be equal? This could be in your job, at home, at school, among your friends and family – any context you have experienced a sense of inequality.
Q2. Are the experiences or observations discussed under question 1 widespread and who is affected, for example when thinking about our selves, families, and peers, communities, institutions and organisations.
Q3. What is needed to make our community more equitable and inclusive?
How can we address this issue at the local government level – this could be within different settings or organisations eg new policies, processes, resources, training.
Q4. How can we work together to foster change?
What are the opportunities for the community and Council in the short to medium term?
How could current initiatives be made more equitable and inclusive; successful initiatives outside Moreland that could be replicated here; potential opportunities to partner with Council?
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