Gender Equality

The Shire has a long-standing commitment to working in partnership to address the gendered drivers of violence against women and their children in our community by supporting efforts in:

  • Challenging condoning of violence against women
  • Promoting women’s independence and decision-making
  • Challenging gender stereotypes and roles
  • Strengthening positive, equal and respectful relationships

Did you know that gender inequality is one of the key drivers of violence against women and their children?

Earlier this year the Mornington Peninsula Shire heard from community members, staff and key stakeholders about their views and ideas on gender equality through a series of workshops, feedback postcards, a survey and the review of the previous Prevention of Family Violence Implementation Plan.  The consultation along with evidence has shaped the development of the draft Gender Equality Strategy.

The draft Strategy will be on public exhibition for a period of four weeks from Monday 19 August to Monday 16 September 2019.

After the public exhibition stage the draft Strategy will be presented to Council for endorsement in November 2019. The Strategy will then be launched and development of an action plan will commence.

Please view the draft Strategy and give us your feedback. Have your say here.

International Women's Day. 

To celebrate International Women's day in 2019, we caught up with a diverse range of awesome local girls making it happen on the Peninsula. View the video below.