Gender Equality Statement of Commitment

The Northern Territory Government has released a Gender Equality Statement of Commitment to support initiatives, processes and practices that drive equality for women, men and people with diverse gender identities.

The Commitment marks the first time the Northern Territory Government has committed to addressing gender inequality through a whole-of-government and whole-of-community approach and aims to create a Territory that is fair, inclusive, equitable and safe for all Territorians.

Gender equality is a human right and fundamental to progress social wellbeing, social justice and community cohesion in the Northern Territory. Gender equality is linked to many positive economic outcomes and social benefits. By eliminating discrimination, preventing gender-based violence, and challenging harmful stereotypes we can create a foundation for all Territorians to lead happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.

There are five key areas the Northern Territory Government will focus on to improve gender equality in the Northern Territory:

  • Community Engagement
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Safety
  • Economic Security
  • Leadership and Participation.

The Office of Gender Equity and Diversity will work across government and with stakeholders to develop actions that respond to and progress equality in these five focus areas.

Download a copy of the Gender Equality Statement of Commitment PDF (369.0 KB).

The Office of Gender Equity and Diversity is developing a Gender Equality Action Plan to be released in 2021.

Last updated: 12 April 2021

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