Community members, local organisations and gender equality champions will gather in Tamworth today to contribute to the state’s first ever Women’s Strategy.


The workshop, led by Minister for Women Tanya Davies, will aim to identify areas in need of focused action and Government investment that will improve the lives of women in NSW.


Member for Tamworth, Kevin Anderson said the consultation workshop is an important initiative which aims to improve equality and equity for women and girls in the Tamworth area and across NSW.


“We need to be mindful that gender equality is not only a women’s issue, it is a social and economic issue that affects everyone,” Mr Anderson said.


“I am really looking forward to listening to the Tamworth community, particularly the concerns of indigenous people, older women, people living with disability and the CALD community.”


The workshop will focus on addressing key challenges for women across the state, including economic empowerment, health and wellbeing, culture, identity, and leadership.


Mrs Davies said she needs to hear from a broad range of community members, the so the NSW Women’s Strategy reflects the diverse experiences, perspectives, strengths and real needs of all women and girls in NSW.


“How to engage men and boys with issues of gender inequality will also be a key focus of the consultations,” Mrs Davies said


“As a Government we can’t do this on our own, we need the community at large to support us in championing the cause.”


The outcomes of the consultations will be analysed along with results from the NSW Government’s Have Your Say survey, an online consultation for any member of the public. The survey is open now.


The NSW Women’s Strategy will be released later this year.


For more information, visit www.women.nsw.gov.au

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