Safe and Strong 2016: Victoria's Gender Equality Strategy, set out a framework for progressively building the attitudinal and behavioural change required to reduce violence against women and deliver gender equality. While Safe and Strong 2016 delivered incredible successes, there is more to be done to progress toward the ambitious but achievable goal of a gender equal Victoria.

Building on Safe and Strong 2016, the Victorian Government is developing the next Gender Equality Strategy, outlining a commitment to continuing to strive for gender equality across four priority areas; Safety, Health and Wellbeing, Economic Equity, and Leadership and Representation.

To support the development of the new strategy, we are seeking feedback across these four key priority areas.

How to participate

The Victorian Government invites you to make a submission to inform the design and scope of the refreshed Gender Equality Strategy detailed in the consultation paper, attached below.

To provide a response, please fill out the survey questions below.

Alternatively, you may wish to submit a written submission via email. Please submit written submissions to women.victoria@dffh.vic.gov.au and incorporate answers to the survey questions below.

We acknowledge that people reading this paper may have lived experience relating to issues detailed in the consultation paper. Whilst this consultation paper asks for feedback and input to inform initiatives that relate to gender equality, for your own privacy and protection we ask that you please do not include personal information about yourself, other people or identifying details of your lived experience in your response or feedback.

Should this paper cause you any distress, the following helplines are available for support:

  • Call Lifeline on 13 11 14

  • Call 1800RESPECT (national sexual assault hotline) on 1800 737 732

If you have any questions, please contact the Office for Women at women.victoria@dffh.vic.gov.au.

How your survey responses and submissions will be used

Submissions will be reviewed and will help inform the Gender Equality Strategy by the Office for Women.

Consultation information may also be shared with the relevant government departments and agencies.

Privacy collection notice

Fairer Victoria is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws. The information you provide will be used to develop a whole of Victorian Government Gender Equality Strategy.

By submitting this survey, you consent to Fairer Victoria collecting any personal and sensitive information which you provide in your responses.

The information you provide will be made available to staff in the Office for Women and more broadly across Fairer Victoria and may be used in working discussions with the other Victorian Government department’s working on the development of the Gender Equality Strategy.

Survey responses and submissions may be published in the Strategy or its appendices, which will be publicly available documents. Efforts will be made to de-identify survey responses and submissions to the extent that this is practically possible.

More information about the Victorian Government’s privacy policy is available via: https://www.vic.gov.au/privacy-vic.gov.au. You are entitled to access and correct your personal information. If you would like to access or correct the information you have provided to the department, please contact us by email at women.victoria@dffh.vic.gov.au. In some cases, requests for personal information may be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic).