DCA has made a submission to the National Strategy to Achieve Gender Equality.
In preparing this submission, DCA surveyed employees from our member organisations, asking them to share their views on how the National Strategy to Achieve Gender Equality could support and progress workplace gender equality.
We received an unprecedented response to our member consultation survey with over 800 member employees responding. Achieving workplace gender equality is evidently an important issue for our members, many of whom have been working towards equity for a long time.
We believe a National Strategy to Achieve Gender Equality could be a powerful tool supporting and progressing gender equality in the workplace, and we commend the government for taking action to develop it.
As our submission outlines, there are many systemic and cultural barriers preventing Australian workplaces from progressing gender equality. We have made a number of recommendations that we believe, if implemented, will help the Strategy to deliver real change for workplace gender equality.