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New Tasmanian Women’s Strategy – Have your Say!

Gender equality is a priority issue for the Tasmanian Government. In early 2018, a new Tasmanian Women’s Strategy will be launched, building on the achievements of the Tasmanian Women’s Plan 2013-2018.

Since the release of the Tasmanian Women’s Plan in 2013, there has been an increased focus and interest on the issue of gender equality in Australia. This has included nationally-led efforts to address violence against women and the gender pay gap, as well as recognition and promotion of the achievements of women.

We have seen many positive changes, but there is still much more to do.

Women’s Strategy 2018-2020

The new Women’s Strategy will be a three-year plan to address the inequality experienced by women and girls in Tasmania.

It will focus on four priority areas for action:

  1. Economic empowerment
  2. Leadership and participation
  3. Health and wellbeing
  4. Safety

These priority areas align with gender equality work and initiatives being progressed by the Australian Human Rights Commission, the United Nations and the Australian and other state and territory governments. In developing the new Strategy, we will draw on lessons learnt from successful initiatives in other jurisdictions and be informed by new research and evidence.

Consultation

To ensure our approach to gender quality and identified priorities are ‘on track’ and relevant, we want to hear from you!

We invite individuals to have their say through an online survey; and both individuals and organisations are welcome to provide written submissions.

Online Survey

One way to have your say is by completing the survey.

Survey participants can also enter to win their choice of a $100 Coles Myer or iTunes gift card.

Written submissions

There is no set format for written submissions. However, you may wish to consider the following questions in relation to the four priority areas for action:

  • What are key factors that contribute to positive outcomes for women and girls in Tasmania?
  • What are key issues for women and girls in Tasmania?
  • What are barriers to positive outcomes for women and girls in Tasmania?
  • What actions could the Tasmanian Government take to respond to these barriers?
Submission process

The closing date for surveys and submissions is Friday 13 October 2017.

Submissions can be lodged via email at women@dpac.tas.gov.au or by post to:

Tasmanian Women’s Strategy Consultations
Communities, Sport and Recreation
Department of Premier and Cabinet
PO Box 123
HOBART TAS   7001

If you have any questions or queries about the consultation or the development of the new Women’s Strategy, contact the:

Principal Liaison Officer - Women
Email: women@dpac.tas.gov.au

Phone: (03) 6232 7099