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Gender equity

Equity and Diversity works in partnership with the faculties, Human Resources Division and other areas to further develop and implement gender equity strategies. The focus is on three key areas:

  • Employment practices – ensuring employment policies and practices are inclusive by reducing barriers and strengthening career opportunities for women
  • Workplace culture – developing gender inclusive workplaces, fair and equitable organisational structures, and heightened awareness of gender equity in decision making
  • Leadership and management – ensuring gender equity initiatives are championed by senior leaders.

View the Deakin University Gender Equity Plan 2012–2015 (staff only).

Equity and Diversity also coordinates special projects and campaigns related to gender equity, including the university-wide End violence against women campaign.

2014 report to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA)

In accordance with the requirements of the Commonwealth Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012, on 25 July 2014, Deakin University lodged its annual public report with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. Deakin University WGEA report 2014 (staff only).

Staff are welcome to make comments on the report to the Director, Equity and Diversity, or comment directly to the Agency

Employer of Choice for Gender Equality

Deakin received the 'Employer of Choice for Women' citation for seven consecutive years.

Awarded by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA), the 'Employer of Choice for Gender Equality' citation recognises the University's sustained efforts to improve employment outcomes for women.

Deakin University will be applying for a WGEA citation in 2014. View citation criteria

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