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Gender Equality Roadshow bound for Warrnambool

News Article Date: 
Tuesday, 19 July 2016

The Victorian Minister for Women Fiona Richardson has embarked on a statewide tour to help set the State Government’s blueprint for gender equality.

Ms Richardson will bring the Gender Equality Roadshow to Warrnambool on August 5.

The roadshow will touch on five themes:

  • Workforce participation and economic security
  • Women’s development and leadership
  • Women’s education and employment (including in science, technology, engineering and maths)  Health and wellbeing
  • Violence against women and girls

Ms Richardson will also hold consultations with specific groups including elderly, indigenous, and multicultural and young Victorians, as well as business leaders and entrepreneurs, workers, scientists and female leaders, examining:

  • What can this government do to make a real and practical difference to the economic, civic and social participation of women and girls?
  • What more could businesses do and how can the Government support them?
  • What are some initiatives that you know about that we should consider?
  • Given that the Commonwealth Government has responsibility for child care, what should be our priorities in this area?

Victoria’s first-ever gender equality strategy is part of the Government’s response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, which found that violence against women begins with bad attitudes towards women.

The strategy aims to embed equality within as many private and public organisations as possible and push for change at the Commonwealth level. It will be released this year.

Gender Equality Roadshow
Date: August 5
Time: 9am to 11am
Venue: Lighthouse Theatre, Timor Street Warrnambool
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