2017 Annual Report Card
The ACT Women's Plan 2016-2026
The ACT Women’s Plan 2016-26 is underpinned and guided by key principles:
- Equality - of opportunity, access, security and independence
- Non-discrimination - freedom from any form of discrimination, including assignment of stereotypical gender based roles
- Intersectionality - key to understanding and responding to the needs of all women and girls is an understanding of the intersection of gender with other factors such as race, culture, disability, sexuality, experience of violence and economic status; and how women can face multiple and compounding levels of discrimination and vulnerability as a consequence
- Everyone’s responsibility- the necessity to work with women and men, across government, with non-government organisations, business and community to achieve gender equality
- Diversity - every woman is valued for her uniqueness
- Safety - all women and girls have the right to safety and to live without fear.
Violence against Women in the ACT
The ACT Prevention of Violence against Women and Children Strategy 2011 - 2017
ACT Women's Plan 2010-2015
The ACT Women's Plan 2010-15 is a strategic framework to assist the ACT Government work with the community to improve the status and lives of women and girls in the ACT.
The Plan was launched by the Minister for Women on 31 March 2010.
The Plan outlines strategic outcomes, objectives and priority areas against the economic, social and environmental aspects of life. It supports the ACT Government’s commitment to introducing gender measures and triple bottom line reporting across Government agencies.
The ACT Women's Plan recognises Australia's commitment to the International Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) .
The convention is often described as an international bill of rights for women. By recognising the Convention, Australia is committed to undertake a series of measures to end discrimination against women in all its forms.
The ACT Women's Plan also recognises the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention 156, concerning equal opportunities and equal treatment for men and women workers, particularly those with family responsibilities.
From July to October 2009, the Office for Women in partnership with the Ministerial Advisory Council on Women undertook consultations to inform the next Women's Plan. Three reports outlining community feedback are available:
- Report on 2009 ACT Women's Summit held in July 2009 [PDF 247KB] [Word 657KB]
- Report on the findings of the online survey on what women in the ACT want [PDF 990KB]
- Report on Consultations undertaken to inform the next Women's Plan [PDF 115KB] [RTF 833KB]
Taking stock - Reporting on the ACT Women's Plan (2004-09) Indicators of Success [PDF 97KB] [RTF 3.5MB]
Looking Forward - Informing a new plan for ACT women and girls Discussion Paper [PDF 173KB] [RTF 1.4MB]