Greater Bendigo Coalition for Gender Equity

Sports Focus is extremely excited to announce that we are now a member of the Greater Bendigo Coalition for Gender Equity!

Why gender equity?

Every person has fundamental human rights. We recognise the dignity and worth of each person, and the equal rights of men, women and all people. We recognise that gender inequality is a problem in Australia, and the Greater Bendigo community. Discrimination, sexism and other disadvantages affect health and life outcomes, and continue to be found where people live, learn, work and play. Gender inequality is unfair, unjust and unacceptable. Addressing it is critical to preventing violence against women, recognising and respecting the value of all people, and delivering the social and economic benefits that arise from communities that are safe, fair and just for everyone. Gender equity is everyone’s business and is a shared responsibility. As a Coalition, we stand together and commit to advancing gender equity in Greater Bendigo, for the benefit of everyone in our community.

The purpose of the Coalition:

Our Coalition is made up of individuals, groups and organisations who are committed to leading actions that promote gender equity across our community. We will share learnings and jointly develop and progress initiatives.

As a Coalition we demonstrate our commitment to improving gender equity by:

  • Advocating for and leading change
  • Building knowledge and understanding across our community
  • Modelling the principles and approaches within our own areas of influence
  • Developing and implementing policies and programs
  • Encouraging others to join us in our efforts
  • Monitoring and evaluating our outcomes
  • Reporting and progress back to one another and our community
  • Celebrate our achievements

For more, read the whole Gender Equity Statement here and then click here to watch the City of Greater Bendigo’s Destination to Gender Equality video.

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