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'Have Your Say' to achieve gender equality

11 Jul 2017

Minister for Women, Tanya Davies, is urging people in NSW to identify the challenges faced by women and suggest solutions for these issues, in the ‘Have Your Say’ online survey.

“We are developing the state’s first Women’s Strategy to improve the lives of women in NSW,” Mrs Davies said.

“We have just held eight community workshops across the state, in which I heard first-hand about the issues that affect women every day. We want to make sure anyone who could not attend these consultations can still have their say.”

Mrs Davies said despite significant progress, gender inequality continues to exist for NSW women across their public and private lives.

“Discussions so far have centred on economic empowerment, health and wellbeing challenges, culture, identity, role models and leadership.

“There is still a gap between men and women’s financial status, workforce participation, caring and family responsibilities and vulnerability to violence, among other issues,” Mrs Davies said.

The NSW Government is seeking feedback from individuals and organisations to identify priority areas for action and investment.

“We need to be mindful that gender equality is not only a women’s issue; it is a social and economic issue that affects everyone,” Mrs Davies said.

“I strongly urge men in our communities to also contribute to this important strategy.”

Results from survey will be considered during the development of the NSW Women’s Strategy, to be released later this year.

To ‘Have Your Say’ please visit: www.women.nsw.gov.au/news/items/nsw-womens-strategy-public-consultation.

Feedback is being sought by Monday July 31 and can be given online, via email or post.

For further information go to www.women.nsw.gov.au.