On 17 May 2018 YWCA Canberra released a report, Leading the Change: The Pathway to Gender Equality, setting a clear agenda to achieve gender equality in the ACT.
The Report analyses the current status of women in Australia, and more specifically in the ACT across four priority areas:
- Gender Responsive Government
- Equality in the Workplace
- A Life Free from Violence, and;
- Housing Security
YWCA Canberra is of the view that gender inequality is preventable and is able to be achieved in the ACT through the implementation of gender responsive governance mechanisms, policies and practices to promote gender equal workplaces, primary prevention programs to eliminate the drivers of violence against women and housing and homelessness services which are sensitive of the needs of all women.
The report recommends opportunities and initiatives that the ACT government could adopt to take the next steps towards gender equality. The report is available on YWCA Canberra’s website here.
For enquiries about the report, please contact Helen Machalias, Director of Communications, Advocacy and Fundraising at firstname.lastname@example.org.