Proud to be breaking bias in Brimbank

One of the special dates on Brimbank Council’s calendar is International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March.

It’s a day where women from all around the globe band together in a variety of fantastic ways to celebrate their social, economic, cultural and political achievements.

In the City of Brimbank it’s a perfect opportunity to celebrate, support and inspire women across the local community.

It’s also a timely reminder that collectively each and every one of us can help create a truly bias-free, inclusive and gender-equal world – all day, every day.

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #BreakTheBias and Council will be hosting a livestream online event for the community and staff exploring gender equality, respectful relationships, and prevention of family violence and violence against women.

Hear a keynote address from Louise Falconer, Acting Director of Gender Equity and Head of Evidence and Impact at GenWest on ‘Gender-based biases and how to break them’, followed by a panel discussion of female leaders: Brimbank Council Mayor Cr Jasmine Nguyen and Brimbank CEO Fiona Blair, Comm Unity Plus Services Ltd CEO Tracey Gaudry, and joint Brimbank Young Citizen of the Year Devika Chaudhary.

The event is a celebration and recognition of women’s leadership in Brimbank.

Brimbank Council recognises gender equality is important for the entire community, it’s not a women’s issue. Communities thrive in a society where men and women are treated equally, and a gender equitable society is more cohesive and people feel safer and more connected.

Over the past decade Council has adopted policy commitments to promote gender equality, and prevent family violence and violence against women. More recently a Gender Equality Action Plan (GEAP) 2021-2025 has been drafted in consultation with Council staff, for advancing gender equality in the workplace, and this will be launched later in March.

Register and join the International Women’s Day Panel discussion

When: Tuesday 8 March 2022, 3-4.45pm

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