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Gender equity

Gender equity is when people of all genders have equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities. Everyone is affected by gender inequity - women, men, trans and gender diverse people, children and families. It impacts people of all ages and backgrounds.

At the Library we want women and gender diverse people to feel safe, equal and free to be themselves as they access our services and visit our spaces. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome in our workplace. 

Our Gender Equality Action Plan details ongoing actions that continue our commitment to equity for all genders. 

Vision for gender equality 

State Library Victoria aspires to be a voice for gender equity in the wider community, an industry leader in inclusive practice, and to be known for our safe and inclusive workplace and diverse workforce. Through our Gender Equality Action Plan 2021–2025, we hope to amplify and elevate the voices of Victorians of all genders.