What it's all about
Gender equality is everyone's business. While there have been significant achievements and advancements for women and girls in Queensland, there is still much more work to be done to move towards a society where gender equality truly exists.
We want to collect the views, voices and opinions of young Queenslanders to inform the development of a new Queensland Women’s Strategy, due for release in late 2021. Please take the survey below and help us towards our vision of an equal future.
Gender inequality - what is it and what causes it?
Gender equality is when people of all genders have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities. In a gender equal society, all genders have equal conditions and opportunities to contribute to—and benefit from—economic, social, cultural and political opportunities.
Gender inequality occurs when unequal value and unequal distribution of power, resource and opportunity are afforded to men and women, boys and girls. It is this inequality that constrains the rights and opportunities of women and girls.
The Queensland Government acknowledges that gender identity exists across a continuum, and a strategy for women should recognise all women and girls, including the diverse LGBTIQ+ community. In this survey ‘women and girls’ is intended to be inclusive of women and girls with diverse sexual orientation, sex or gender identity.
You can find out more about the Office for Women and read the existing Queensland Women's Strategy.