Queensland Women’s Strategy: Share your view, shape our future

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.

The Queensland Women’s Strategy 2016-21(the strategy) outlines the Queensland Government’s vision for women and girls, with an emphasis on gender equality.

We asked young Queenslanders to complete a survey—which closed at 5pm on Friday 8 October 2021—to help us create a new strategy. Find out more about the consultation phase.

Thanks to everyone who participated! You will help us to build the vision for a gender equal future.

We will review all the feedback we received and incorporate this into the new strategy, which will be released in early 2022.

The survey is now closed. Thanks for participating.

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.