Gender Equality Action Plan

We have a Gender Equality Action Plan (GEAP) to address gendered structural and cultural inequality.

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Message from the Ombudsman

I’m delighted to present our first Gender Equality Action Plan: gender equality being along standing personal passion and commitment of mine. Some may wonder why the Victorian Ombudsman needs such a plan, given the unusually strong female representation in the top tiers of the office, but we must remember that gender equality is something we can never take for granted. Nor is it only about female representation in the workplace, It is about improving representation across all genders, cultures and preferences with an intersectional lens.

So while I am immensely proud of the work the office has already done to promote and lead by example on gender equality, I know we can do more, and this plan sets it out.

My vision for the office is to ensure fairness for all in their dealings with the public sector and to improve public administration; that vision of fairness is also a vision of equality. At every level, so many countries and organisations have a long way to go to achieve true equality, but every step towards equality counts. I want my office to be a shining beacon of equality; to demonstrate by actions that equality matters.

Like every vision of equality, every aspiration, this is a journey that never ends.

Deborah Glass I Victorian Ombudsman