Coalition for Gender Equity
What is the Coalition?
The Greater Bendigo Coalition for Gender Equity was established in 2018 and is a diverse collective of 40 organisations and groups (as at April 2022) in the public, private and community sector, dedicated to advancing gender equity and the prevention of violence against women. Coalition members collectively employ over 8,500 staff in Greater Bendigo and have direct and regular contact with the community through the delivery of programs, services and facilities.
The Coalition’s vision is to see:
‘A community where all people are respected, safe to participate in all aspects of community life and have equitable access to the resources they need to succeed in achieving their aspirations, whilst living in a community that is free from violence against women.’
What does the Coalition do?
The Coalition has developed a Gender Equity Strategy to guide their collective efforts in advancing gender equity in Greater Bendigo over the next five years. The strategy targets structural, relational and attitudinal change in its objectives and focuses on six settings in which to enact social change; workplaces, education, community, health, sport and recreation and emergency management. The Coalition will form an action group per setting and work alongside community members to drive social change in these settings.
Who is in the Coalition?
The Coalition has a broad and extensive reach with 40 member organisations and groups (as at April 2022) in the public, private and community sector, employing over 8,500 staff in Greater Bendigo.
These member organisations and groups are: (listed A-Z)
AFL Central Victoria
Agnico Eagle Australia, Fosterville Mine
Annie North Women’s Refuge
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
Bendigo Community Health Service
Bendigo Interfaith Council
Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership
Bendigo Kangan Institute
Centre against Sexual Assault Central Victoria
Centre for Non-Violence
City of Greater Bendigo
Country Fire Authority
Department of Education and Training, Victoria
Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning, Victoria
Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria
Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation
Goldfields Library Corporation
Greater Bendigo against Family Violence Committee
Haven Home Safe
La Trobe University, Bendigo
Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services
Murray Primary Health Network (PHN)
North Central Catchment Management Authority
Sport and Recreation Victoria
Trans Gender Diverse (TGV) Bendigo and Beyond
Victoria Police, Bendigo
Victoria State Emergency Services (SES), Bendigo
Women’s Health Loddon Mallee
Women CAN Australia
Who can join the Coalition?
The Coalition is dedicated to ensuring that its membership is inclusive and representative of the diverse community in Greater Bendigo.
The settings identified within the Gender Equity Strategy are reflective of the settings member organisations and groups have ready access to and influence in. The Coalition is keen to increase its representation in settings not yet identified in the strategy and invites expressions of interest from any organisations or groups who would like to join the Coalition.
Complete an Expression of Interest form to join the Greater Bendigo Coalition for Gender Equity.
Where can I find out more?
- Leadership Statement