Contact the Women in Tasmania on 03 6232 7133 or Service Tasmania on 1300 135 513.
Use the Tasmanian Government Directory to find staff contact details
Australia ratified the United Nations Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 1983. The convention commits Australia to taking specific steps to eliminate discrimination against women and work towards equality for women in all areas of social, economic and political life. Tasmania, as with other signatories, is required to report on how it is meeting its obligations in these areas.
Australia has endorsed international conventions and agreements concerning equality for women. These include the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action and the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
The Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA), developed at the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995, provides strategic objectives to promote better achievement of the CEDAW. At the Fourth World Conference on Women (Beijing 1995) +15 held in 2010, the Australian Government committed to strengthening the provision of gender analysis, advice and mainstreaming across Government to ensure women’s issues and gender equality are taken into consideration in policy and program development and implementation.