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5050 Vision - Councils for Gender Equity Program
Women in Australia are under-represented in local government at senior levels. In 2012 in Australia around one quarter of Councillors, one fifth of Mayors, one tenth of senior managers and one twelfth of CEOs in local government were women. (Women in Local Government Strategy 2009-2012).
As of 1 December 2018, 34.94% of Australian Councillors are women. The State and Territory figures are:
The 5050Vision – Councils for Gender Equity Program was designed specifically to assist councils to identify and address gender equity issues both within their organisations and among their elected representatives and was designed to be accessed by all councils, regardless of their size, location and progress on gender equity.
Its primary goal was to increase participation of women in local government at both senior management and elected representative levels.
The entire program was strongly based on the concepts of resource sharing and networking, and there are many resources and tools available to councils who wish to improve their performance in this area on this website.
The 5050Vision - Councils for Gender Equity Project had three levels:
Winners of the Gold Award will be able to promote themselves as Gender Equity Employers of Choice.