Manifesto of the Australian Gender Equality Council
We believe that no societal systems, structures, communities, or institutions (secular or religious) can be permitted or enabled to differently value or deny opportunities based on gender.
AGEC advocates for a National Gender Equality Strategy to ensure equitable participation, and outcomes across all aspects of our society regardless of gender.
Each element of the AGEC Manifesto requires systemic focus, and a gendered design lens to ensure equity, justice and realignment of societal norms.
Gender must not be a factor in levels of economic security during working life or in retirement.
Participation, representation, and leadership in the Australian economy must reflect the equitable gender composition and overall diversity profile of society.
All people must be respected and be safe from any threat or action of family and domestic violence, sexual assault, coercive control, and sexual harassment in the household, family, and community environment.
All people must be respected and be safe from any threat or action of gender-based violence, bias, bullying, sexual assault, and sexual harassment in the workplace.
All genders must have equal access to all levels of education to ensure equitable outcomes.
All workplaces must provide and support flexible work arrangements accessed equally, regardless of gender.
Women and girls must have equitable and unimpeded access and agency concerning their health and well-being, including proportionate funding distribution, research, and services.
Family and caring responsibilities are recognised as a social responsibility and a priority for everyone, regardless of gender and diversity. National systems and processes exist to support shared care.
Infrastructure for work and community facilities must reflect the needs of all genders for equal participation and safe access.
All levels of sport must allow for equitable access and participation and have a zero-gender-based pay gap.