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Tasmanian Women’s Strategy 2022-2027

Public consultation extended until 29 April 2022

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Introduction

The Tasmanian Women’s Strategy 2022-2027 aims to provide the Tasmanian community with a meaningful and sustainable way to achieve gender equality in this State. The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected women in Tasmania. The Tasmanian Government is keen to build on current investment into women’s economic security, leadership opportunities, safety, and health and wellbeing to improve outcomes for women and girls as we address the impacts of the pandemic.

The new Strategy presents an important opportunity for the Tasmanian Government and broader community to address the main drivers of gender equality. Central to the new approach is the proposal to embed into the development of all government policies, programs and services a process for analysing the impact of gender.

During the first stage of consultation with key stakeholders, we heard that applying a gender impact assessment process could be transformative for women, girls and gender diverse Tasmanians, and that the lived experience of women is critical for informing program design and delivery. We also heard that gender equality brings benefits for boys and men because men also experience gender-based issues including shorter life expectancy.

Consultation process

We are seeking your input on the Tasmanian Women’s Strategy 2022-2027. The new Women’s Strategy has been developed using input from the public, private and government sectors. Over 500 Tasmanians provided input to the Women’s Strategy survey, which was open for public comment between October and November 2021.

All feedback and submissions are welcomed and valued. We encourage you to read the draft Strategy and Discussion Paper before you make a submission. Respondents are encouraged to consider the questions posed in the discussion paper when making a response. There is room in the paper for you to directly provide your responses.

You may provide a submission without referring to the Discussion Paper, or only respond to the questions in the Discussion Paper. How you choose to have your say is flexible and we encourage you to take the approach that works for you.

How you can have a say

There are several ways you can have a say:

Provide a written, video or audio submission to:

Email: women@communities.tas.gov.au

Post:

Women in Tasmania
Communities Sport and Recreation
GPO Box 65
HOBART  TAS 7001

Please include a name and contact details of the person and organisation making the submission. We will publish all written submissions on the Department of Communities Tasmania website www.communities.tas.gov.au. Please inform us if you wish your submission to remain confidential. Defamatory or offensive material will not be published.

Your name or the name of the organisation and contents of your submission will be made public unless you request that your submission be published anonymously.

Contact us on 03 6165 8388 if you have difficulty with your submission.

Timelines

Submissions will close on 29 April 2022.

Accessibility

The Strategy and Discussion Paper are not yet accessible.

Accessible versions of both documents will be available soon. If you have difficulty accessing the Strategy and the Discussion paper, please contact us at:

Email: women@communities.tas.gov.au

Phone us on 03 6165 8388.

The Tasmanian Government recognises that not all individuals or groups are equally placed to access and understand information. Where possible, please consider typing your submission in plain English and providing it in a format such as Microsoft Word or equivalent.

The Government cannot however take responsibility for the accessibility of documents provided by third parties.