Gender equity

Yarra Ranges Council strives to create a workplace where opportunity is equal for women, men and gender non-binary people. We are dedicated to changing the behaviours and attitudes that contribute to violence against women.

To achieve this, we are building a workplace and culture where employees support, promote and improve gender equity with the wider goal of preventing violence against women and their children in the Yarra Ranges community.

Violence against women is a pervasive and serious issue in our community. Its causes lie in the lack of equality in relationships between men and women in our society and in gender stereotypes.

Council’s Gender Equity Action Plan is informed by evidence and the work of VicHealth, Our Watch and Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS).

Yarra Ranges, Knox and Maroondah Councils produced three See past the stereotype videos called to challenge entrenched gender stereotypes.