Gender Equality

The Shire has a long-standing commitment to working in partnership to address the gendered drivers of family violence 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?

Mornington Peninsula Shire is keen to hear from community members from across all townships about your views and ideas on gender equality so that we can work together to prevent violence against women and their children.

Please take the time to complete a short, anonymous, easy-to-complete online survey.  

What we mean by gender equality is:
-          Promoting women’s independence and decision-making
-          Challenging gender stereotypes and roles
-          Strengthening positive, equal and respectful relationships
-          Challenging condoning of violence against women  

Your views and ideas will help to shape the development of key actions to be included in the Shire’s new Gender Equality Strategy.

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.