Everyone deserves to have access to the services they need, and to participate in community life and employment, free from discrimination.

Since the release of Victoria’s first Gender Equality Strategy Safe and Strong in 2016, we have delivered landmark reforms that address gender inequality, sexism and violence against women. Through Safe and Strong, we are leading the way towards gender equality with sustained, enduring and measurable action.

This second Gender Equality Budget Statement is a demonstration of our ongoing commitment to ensuring gender equality is at the centre of all our policies and programs. It highlights a range of new initiatives funded in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 that will benefit women and address disadvantage and discrimination.

Ending gender inequality will support the health, wellbeing and economic security of all Victorians.