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Latest equity news from Wagga Wagga City Council

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Respect through art: children express their ideas about gender equity

Published on: 24 April 2020

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Reflect Respect: especially when staying at home

Published on: 3 April 2020

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Charity volunteer Catherine Harvie announced as Local Woman of the Year

Published on: 6 March 2020

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Primary prevention project aims to change attitudes

Published on: 28 February 2020

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Resources

Documents

Fact sheet six - Barriers to empowerment and gender equality

There are many barriers in the workplace for men and women. By eliminating them, we can achieve an environment where both men and women can advance, improve their work-life balance and create happier and healthier workplaces and employees.

Barriers to empowerment and gender equality (PDF, 502.9 KB)

Inclusive language guide

The Equity team has developed an inclusive language style guide to ensure all Council documents use gender neutral and inclusive language to create a respectable and equitable community.

Gendered/inclusive language guide (PDF, 292.4 KB)

LGPro Gender Equity Policy - March 2020

LGPro is 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. The Gender Equity Policy is a framework, which will help us plan and action our commitment to gender equity.

LGPro Gender Equity Policy (PDF, 225.7 KB)

Supporting gender equity in the workplace

This tool shares insights on supporting gender equity in the workplace. It forms part of a suite of tools developed from the experiences of Monash City Council and Link Health and Community in their journey to create and support gender equity and prevent violence against women as part of the Generating Equality and Respect program.

Supporting gender equality in the workplace (PDF, 1.4 MB)

New laws to protect victims of domestic violence - Factsheet

The NSW Government has changed the law to protect and support victims of domestic violence (DV) better. The changes strengthen NSW’s Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) regime and make it easier to recognise and punish offenders who strangle their intimate partners.

NSW Government factsheet - March 2020

Articles/Stories

Charles Sturt to deliver unconscious bias and inclusivity training to Wagga Wagga City Council

Charles Sturt University provided training to Wagga Wagga City Council as part of the University’s efforts to create an inclusive community, starting with major workforces in the city. Unconscious bias and inclusivity training was delivered to Wagga Wagga City Council managers and executive team in November 2019 and is part of the University’s Workplace Gender Equity Strategy 2018-2022.

Read the article: https://news.csu.edu.au/in-brief/charles-sturt-to-deliver-unconscious-bias-and-inclusivity-training-to-wagga-wagga-city-council

Patriarchy and power: how socialisation underpins abusive behaviour

Hear from investigative journalist and author Jess Hill on coercive control and her recommendations on how we can improve this in Australia.

Read the article: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/mar/08/patriarchy-and-power-how-gender-inequality-underpins-abusive-behaviour

Record funding to reduce domestic violence

The Morrison Government's is committing $328 million for prevention and frontline services through the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.

Read the full media release: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/record-funding-reduce-domestic-violence

Links

Job Decoder

Without realising it, we all use language that is subtly ‘gender-coded’. Think about “bossy” and “feisty”: we almost never use these words to describe men. This site is a quick way to check whether a job advert has the kind of subtle linguistic gender-coding that has a discouraging effect.

http://gender-decoder.katmatfield.com/

Gender workplace statistics at a glance

The Workplace Gender Equity Agency has put together a fact sheet outlining workplace statistics from 2019-20. The fcat sheet covers: workforce participation, economic security, educational attainment, paid parental leave and women in leadership.

https://www.wgea.gov.au/data/fact-sheets/gender-workplace-statistics-at-a-glance

Reporting violence against women

Evidence-based media reporting on violence against women and their children can help readers, listeners and viewers understand how widespread it is, who is affected, what drives it and how it can be prevented.

https://media.ourwatch.org.au/media-home/reporting-violence-against-women/

Change the Story - OurWatch

Change the story is OurWatch's national framework for a consistent and integrated approach to preventing violence against women and their children in Australia.

https://www.ourwatch.org.au/change-the-story/

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

The Department of Communities and Justice wants to ensure no-one is disadvantaged because they do not speak English or have difficulty speaking English or because of their cultural or religious background. Translated information in many languages is listed on their website.

https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/language-support

Domestic violence programs, services and resources

Domestic and family violence services contact list, support programs, helpful resources, apps, factsheets, and information in different languages.

https://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/domestic-violence/services-and-support

Unpacking the Gendered Drivers

These tip sheets have been designed to convey the complexity of what drives violence against women in an easy-to-understand resource. They are a great accompaniment for primary prevention practitioners to use in any setting.

http://www.partnersinprevention.org.au/pippublications/gendered-drivers-tip-sheets/?utm_source=PiPbulletin&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GDT