Gender equality

Gender Equality Commitment

What is gender equality?

Gender equality means the equality of rights, opportunities and responsibilities for people of all genders. Promoting gender equality prevents family violence and other forms of violence against women and girls.

Council's commitment

The Gender Equality Commitment, adopted by Council on 13 March 2019, supports Council to promote equality and inclusion in the Moreland community through collaboration across Council and partnerships with community stakeholders.  

Seven key action areas have been identified based on community consultations:

  1. Equal visibility, self representation and leadership opportunities
  2. Accessible and safe public spaces, including for sports and recreation
  3. Equal pay for equal work
  4. Safe and affordable housing
  5. Access to formal and community education
  6. Empowering everyone to support the Gender Equality Commitment
  7. Accountability.

Now seeking additional 'critical friends' to support our action plan 2019-2021

  • The Gender Equality Community Reference Group provides feedback and advice regarding Council actions and evaluation as well as local partnerships to promote gender equality.

  • We are currently seeking Expressions of Interest for additional members from all genders who live, work or study in Moreland to join this group until July 2021.  Further details are here: Flyer for new members  (PDF 300Kb) 

Please email Moreland Gender Equality or phone 9240 111 if you are interested or have any queries.


 Related Council policies

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Previous gender equality initiatives

Honouring Women in Moreland Awards

Council started the Honouring Women in Moreland Awards in 2003. The awards have recognised the important contribution and leadership of women in Moreland to advance social justice and the well-being of our community.  The awards are now part of the Moreland Awards and are open to women and girls who live or work in Moreland.

Victorian Local Government Women's Charter

The Victorian Local Government Women's Charter was established by the Municipal Association of Victoria and Victorian Local Governance Association to increase women's participation in local government, supporting gender equity, diversity and active citizenship principles.