Category: Minister for Women

Victoria’s Strategy To Stop Violence Before It Starts

The Andrews Labor Government today launched the next step to build a state free from violence, with the release of a Primary Prevention Strategy as part of the Family Violence Rolling Action Plan. Free from Violence: Victoria’s Strategy to Prevent Family Violence and All Forms of Violence Against Women sets out the path for all […]

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Prevention key to ending family violence

The Andrews Labor Government is working to put a stop to family violence, establishing a new prevention agency and rolling out the state’s first gender equality strategy and primary prevention strategy. Included as part of the Victorian Budget 2017/18, $50.7 million will be dedicated to preventing family violence before it occurs. This work will be […]

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Council For Women’s Equality To Forge Bold Approach For Change

The Andrews Labor Government is establishing a Ministerial Council on Women’s Equality to provide expert advice and help implement gender equality across Victoria. Expressions of Interest for the Council open today on International Women’s Day. The Council for Women’s Equality, will focus on issues including: the poverty and isolation of senior women, single mothers and […]

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Support Boosted For Gender Equality Programs In Local Sporting Clubs

The Andrews Labor Government has today marked International Women’s Day by investing $550,000 to promote gender equality in grass roots sporting clubs across Victoria. This investment recognises the important role of sport in addressing gender equality. Elite athletes, program facilitators and State Sporting Organisations will work with local sporting clubs to support and celebrate women […]

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Telling The Historic Story Behind The Women’s AFL

The Andrews Labor Government has supported League of Her Own, a documentary telling the historic story behind the Women’s Australian Football League and the athletes and trailblazers who made it happen. League of Her Own will air at 9.45pm tonight on national television following the inaugural Women’s AFL match, which will see rivals Carlton and […]

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10 Year Plan To End Family Violence

The Andrews Labor Government will deliver landmark reforms to protect women and children, with the release of a 10 Year Plan to end family violence. Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change details how the Labor Government will deliver the 227 recommendations made by Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence and build a new […]

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Gender Equality Strategy To Be Launched As Part Of Victoria Against Violence

The Andrews Labor Government will launch Victoria’s first ever Gender Equality Strategy as part of this year’s Victoria Against Violence – 16 Days of Activism campaign. Victoria Against Violence is part of the United Nations led international campaign, Unite to End Violence Against Women: 16 Days of Activism. Thanks to international time zones, Victoria will […]

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Supporting Victoria’s First Group Of Afghan Girl Guides

Victoria’s first Afghan Girl Guides are among hundreds of women and girls who will benefit from a suite of grassroots projects to boost gender equality and help prevent family violence. The Afghan Guiding Project brings together Girl Guides Victoria and the Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre to give Afghan girls the support, confidence and leadership […]

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Women Have To Work An Extra Two Months For Equal Pay

No-one should be made to work for free – and no-one should be paid less than someone else for the same work. Yet, this is something we ask of millions of Australians. Every single day we expect skilled and hardworking people to accept less in their weekly pay packet. We don’t directly ask them to […]

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Media, Entertainment And The Arts Have Their Say On Gender Equality Strategy

Actors, playwrights and journalists will tomorrow be among the Victorians helping the Andrews Labor Government develop the state’s first ever Gender Equality Strategy. They will join other leaders in the media, arts and entertainment industries to help set the Labor Government’s blueprint for gender equality in Victoria. The session, to be held on Friday September […]

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