Victorian local councils and gender equality

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This report presents the findings from the 2022 CGEPS grants. This research explored how conceptions of gender equality are informed by an understanding of the experiences of diverse groups of women – in this case, migrant and refugee women in the public sector, specifically local councils. We sought to investigate how the pursuit of gender equality in Victoria, Australia, considers the diversity of women’s needs and experiences.

The findings presented in this report are best understood as both a challenge and an opportunity for the Commission, for local councils and for the public sector more broadly. This report prioritises the experiences of migrant and refugee women working in local councils and highlights the systemic barriers to their career progression. The findings highlight the importance of paying specific attention to the experiences of migrant and refugee women. Considering this cohort’s diversity of identity and circumstances is crucial while tailoring efforts to improve their workplace experiences.

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