Gender Impact Assessments
When developing or reviewing any policy, program, or service, Councils must undertake a gender impact assessment.
Gender impact assessments must assess the effects that each policy, program or service may have on persons of different genders, and state how the policy, program or service will be developed/varied to meet the needs of persons of different genders, address gender inequality and promote gender equality.
Where possible, the assessments should also take into account that gender inequality may be compounded by additional disadvantages or discrimination that a person may experience on the based on Aboriginality, age, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, race, religion and sexual orientation.
Gender Equality Lens
Glenelg Shire Council aims to promote Gender Equality through educating both staff and the wider community while implementing a new way of thinking by applying a gender lens in all that we do.
A gender equality lens is a way of looking at the work we do to identify ways of supporting the well-being of women and men.
Applying a gender lens in all our work helps us to create gender equity by ensuring that:
- Any differences in the way processes, policies or services are likely to impact unfairly on women and men are anticipated.
- Decisions are made that take account of and are responsive to gender.