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You have the power to make change

Workplaces are key sites to improve gender equality for women and address sexist attitudes and behaviours. Across Australia, workplace leaders are recognising that taking active steps to support gender equality is not just the right thing to do; it’s good business.

Experience and evidence have shown us that achieving gender equality in the workplace takes:

  • The commitment of leaders and staff to equality and respect.
  • Workplace conditions (policies and procedures) that support equality.
  • A culture free from sexist and discriminatory attitudes and behaviours.
  • A workplace that supports staff and stakeholders who experience violence.
  • The integration of gender equality into core business.

Workplace Equality and Respect is good for business

The process

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve already taken significant action, Workplace Equality and Respect can lead your workplace through a process that includes:

  • Developing long-term strategies and immediate action plans.
  • Taking action to address the drivers of violence against women.
  • Tracking your progress over time against key indicators of workplace gender equality.
  • Communicating effectively to support cultural change in your workplace and your community.

The Workplace Equality and Respect process has been designed so it can be adapted to suit the size and setting of different workplaces. It can be used by managers and leaders in any workplace. This might include team leaders, HR managers, diversity and inclusion managers, and senior executives.  All the tools and resources are free.

This website has all the information you need to understand what work needs to be done, why it’s so important and what it might look like in your workplace.

Have a question?

This website has been developed to guide you through the Workplace Equality and Respect process with the necessary links to key tools and resources. If you can’t find what you need on the site please contact Our Watch here.


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