LOCAL COMMUNITY CONSULTATION TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR WOMEN
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is urging the local community to get involved in a unique consultation to discuss strategies, areas for focused action and NSW Government investment to improve gender equity for women and girls.
“There is still a gap between men and women’s financial status, workforce participation, caring and family responsibilities and vulnerability to violence, among other issues,” Mr Anderson said.
The session, being held on 3rd July will focus on addressing key problems in the local area, including economic empowerment, health and wellbeing, culture and identity and leadership.
“Community participation is key to developing an effective strategy,” Mr Anderson said
“We need as many men and women from our region involved as possible to work to identify and overcome the impacts of inequity and discrimination toward women and girls.”
How to engage men and boys with issues of gender inequality will also be a key focus of the workshop.
Minister for Women, Tanya Davies, said these workshops, being held across the state, are essential to address issues affecting women and girls.
“I am personally committed to hearing first-hand about the issues that affect women every day. It is essential that our strategy to tackle these problems includes the diverse experiences, perspectives, strengths and needs of women and girls across NSW,” Mrs Davies said.
“Gender equality is a social and economic issue that affects everyone. The NSW Government is committed to improving the lives of women in our state.”
Workshops are being held in Penrith, Sydney CBD, Newcastle, Wagga Wagga, Broken Hill, Lismore, Bateman’s Bay, and Tamworth.
The outcomes will be analysed in conjunction with the results of the NSW Government Have Your Say public online consultation. The NSW Women’s Strategy is due for release later this year.
To attend the workshop, or for more information, visit www.women.nsw.gov.au/news