The goal of our work in Gender Equality is for all women in Gippsland to enjoy optimal health and wellbeing as a result of an environment that promotes and practices gender equality.

Gender Equality vs Gender Equity

Gender Equality

Gender Equality is when people of all genders have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities. Equality can be described as sameness. 

  • For example: providing all people with a bike to ride regardless of their physique or ability.

Gender Equity

Gender equity is the fair treatment of women and men according to their respective needs. Equity is taking differences into account so that everyone has the same chance to succeed.

  • For example: giving everyone a bike that is fit for them.

Gender equity is aiming for a level playing field. We need to have equity before we can have equality.


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