LGPro Gender Equity Policy March 2020
International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
This IWD LGPro is proud to release its first Gender Equity Policy.
Victoria is the first state in Australia to have passed a Gender Equity Bill 2019
in Parliament. A ground breaking step in tackling discrimination and gender barriers in the workplace. As a large employer in Victoria, the Council Sector has a key role to play in leading the way in gender equity.
Women comprise almost 60% of the Council Sector in Victoria, with 24 out of 79 Councils led by women. LGPro is proud to be the peak voice for the Council Sector and is fully supportive of a focus on gender equity and the opportunity it provides the sector to look at ways of addressing issues such as the gender pay gap, workplace harassment and gender equality across all levels of the workforce.
Councils will continue to play a pivotal role in the economic, social and daily lives of communities, LGPro’s view is that it's critical that women’s views, their voices and are represented across the sector.
LGPro’s first Gender Equity Policy is a start for us. It is framework which will help us plan and action our commitment to gender equity. We pledge to report on our performance under our policy and to our members via our Annual Report. We also commit to regularly reviewing our progress.
I wish everyone a happy IWD and proud to release LGPro’s first Gender Equity Policy.
Chief Executive Officer, Northern Grampians Shire Council
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LGPro Gender Equity Policy - March 2020