Draft Gender Equity Strategy

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Let's create a community that promotes active participation in all aspects of a person’s life, regardless of gender.

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Inner West Council and our community have a long, demonstrated commitment to social justice, inclusion, advocacy and diversity. The draft Gender Equity Strategy 2021-2025 will continue this work through Council’s existing operational systems, recruitment, service and program planning, policies and strategies.

We’ve worked with industry groups to lay the foundations. Now the wider community can have their say.

Read the draft Gender Equity Strategy 2021-2025 and the draft Action Plan 2021-2022.


Have your say

What do you think of the proposed

Let's create a community that promotes active participation in all aspects of a person’s life, regardless of gender.

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Inner West Council and our community have a long, demonstrated commitment to social justice, inclusion, advocacy and diversity. The draft Gender Equity Strategy 2021-2025 will continue this work through Council’s existing operational systems, recruitment, service and program planning, policies and strategies.

We’ve worked with industry groups to lay the foundations. Now the wider community can have their say.

Read the draft Gender Equity Strategy 2021-2025 and the draft Action Plan 2021-2022.


Have your say

What do you think of the proposed priorities and actions? Provide feedback:

  • Online using the feedback form
  • Organisations can upload their response
  • Call us via a FREE Interpreter or the National Relay Service. Ask them to call us Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm on 9392 5271.
    • For a free interpreter call via TIS National on 131 450
    • For voice relay call 1300 555 727
    • TTY call 133 677
    • SMS relay call 0423 677 767
  • To request a paper copy of the strategy and feedback form, please call Matthew Balane 9392 5271.

Final day for comments is Thursday, 10 June 2021.


What happens next?

Feedback will be reviewed and considered before the final version goes to Council for endorsement. An engagement outcomes report will be published to this page. Everyone who provides feedback will receive an update when this goes to Council for a decision.


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  • Adopted by Council

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    At its meeting on Tuesday 20 July Council considered community feedback report and made the following decisions

    1. Adopt the Gender Equity Strategy 2021-2025; and

    2. Adopt the Gender Equity Action Plan for implementation.

    For more information read item one in the Council Report and view the Meeting Minutes.

    View the adopted Gender Equity Strategy


  • What we heard

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    Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on the Draft Gender Equity Strategy.

    We heard from 23 people and overall, the responses were mixed. Those who support the strategy indicated this is an important step in striving for equality however, more must be done via quotas or measurements and language which demonstrate inclusiveness for all genders. Those who disagreed with the strategy believed gender equity shouldn’t be a priority for Council.

    Read the Engagement Outcomes Report.

    The final Gender Equity Strategy will be discussed at the Council meeting on Tuesday, 20 July 2021. The respondents were particularly concerned about intersectionality and quotas/measurement. Based on this feedback, we've made amended the draft to include language, information and statistics around the LGBITQ community. If adopted, the first year will focus on research and tailored engagement with the community to develop a baseline for measurement.