Invitation – 25 August Victorian Government consultation with older Victorians on the Gender Equality Strategy

The Victorian Government is developing our first ever Victorian Gender Equality Strategy.

There will be a consultation with older Victorians that considers gender and how to improve women’s rights on:

Date: Thursday 25 August

Time: 10am – 12pm

Venue: 1 Treasury Place Melbourne

Please RSVP to genderequality@dpc.vic.gov.au or call (03)9637 3344.

Advancing gender equality increases women’s safety, security and wellbeing by encouraging a society based on respect and equality.

Gender equality also has tangible benefits for Victoria’s social and economic prosperity, as more women are supported to reach their potential.

Gender inequality affects women in all areas of their lives:

  • The Victorian workforce participation rate for women is 58.8%, compared to 71.4% for men
  • A national survey found that 1 in 3 women over 15 has experienced physical violence and 1 in 5 has experienced sexual violence
  • Women in full-time work earn around $15,000 less than men each year
  • Women retire with just over half the superannuation savings of men

The Victorian Government wants to hear your ideas on how we can achieve gender equality in Victoria.

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