Category Archives: Local Government

Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change

November 2016 Victorian State Government Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change outlines the Victorian State Government’s plan to implement all 227 recommendations of Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence. This 10 Year Plan was recommended by the Royal Commission and … Continue reading

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Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy

December 2016 Victorian State Government Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy sets out to redress gender inequality, sexism and violence against women through a number of reforms and initiatives, including: Enacting a Gender Equality Act to embed strong … Continue reading

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Everyone Wins ToolKit

Everyone Wins is a toolkit develop by VicHeatlh that provides practical tools and resources to help Victorian community sports clubs become more inclusive and welcoming of everyone in their community. The toolkit specifically aims to help clubs increase the involvement of … Continue reading

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Academic and International Research on Gender and Sport

SPORT AND GENDER –  EMPOWERING GIRLS AND WOMEN Right to Play (2008). Chapter 4: Sport and Gender Empowering women and girls, in Harnessing the Power of Sport for Development and Peace: Recommendations to Governments, this report was developed by Right to … Continue reading

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Gender and Sport in Local Government

Local governments play a key role in closing the gender gap and promoting gender equity in community sports and recreation activities. Here are a few resources developed by local governments in Victoria and from the State level across Australia.  A … Continue reading

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Introducing Our Watch

Our Watch was established by the Commonwealth and Victorian governments in 2013 for the purpose of driving nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours and attitudes that lead to violence against women and children. Our Watch recently released its five-year strategic … Continue reading

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Domestic, family and sexual violence in Australia: an overview of the issues

http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/rp/rp1415/ViolenceAust Janet Phillips and Penny Vandenbroek, Parliamentary Library Research Paper Series, 2014 This research paper updates several previous Parliamentary Library publications on the levels of violence experienced by women in Australia. The paper includes an overview of research on the prevalence of … Continue reading

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Different Genders, Different Lives: Perspective Paper

https://www.wgea.gov.au/sites/default/files/2014-03-04_PP_different_genders_different_lives.pdf – Workplace Gender Equality Agency, Australian Government, 2014 This paper provides a snapshot of the ways in which gender bias and gender inequality affects women and men throughout their lives.

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Women in Melbourne’s West: Sex disaggregated data and gender analysis for service and program planning

Women in Melbourne’s West: Sex disaggregated data and gender analysis for service and program planning provides a regional social profile of the health and wellbeing issues for women in the western region. It includes sex-disaggregated data from a variety of … Continue reading

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Twenty things that men can do to challenge sexism and men’s violence against women

Read women’s writing and feminist theory. Become more aware of your male privilege and how it is manifested. Become more aware of other sources of privilege, if you are white, heterosexual and professional. Think about how your own attitudes and … Continue reading

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