26 September 2023

ACT women’s office on way to gender equality

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The Office for Women is calling for community input on how to improve gender equality in the ACT as preparations begin for the third and final action plan of the ACT Women’s Plan 2016-26.

Opening consultation on the Plan the Minister for Women, Yvette Berry said it set out how Government, the community and private sector could work together towards equity for women and girls.

“The full participation of women and girls in all aspects of society is critical to the wellbeing of our entire community,” Ms Berry said.

“I am inviting the community to have their say on what actions we should prioritise in the Third Action Plan to improve the lives of women and girls,” she said.

“I want the Third Action Plan to be informed by diverse experiences and I encourage participation by people of all genders, ages, sexuality, cultural backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability.”

Ms Berry said community engagement, open until 28 February, would explore five focus areas, health and wellbeing; safety and inclusion; leadership and workforce participation; housing and homelessness; and appropriate and accessible services.

She said the themes built on actions already underway across Government as part of the ACT’s commitment to delivering equality for women and girls.

Further information on the Action Plan can be accessed at this PS News link.

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