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Achieving Women's Equality: South Australia's Women's Policy

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Women and girls in South Australia will be able to fully participate in and share the benefits of living in South Australia.


  • All individuals, women or men, are equally entitled to participate in and benefit from living in South Australia.
  • Equality, diversity and social inclusion are valued by all South Australians.
  • Vulnerable groups of women need targeted support to access services and participate fully in our community.
  • Strong partnerships with non-government organisations, business and community are critical to achieve gender equality.
  • Measuring and reporting on progress is fundamental to achieving gender equality.

South Australia's Women's Policy: Achieving Women's Equality

The first biennial report under South Australia's women's policy Achieving Women's Equality: Status of Women in South Australia Report 2017

In 2015 the Office for Women released Achieving Women’s Equality: South Australia’s Women’s Policy. This document set out three priority pillars for Government actions:

  • Improving women’s economic status
  • Increasing women’s leadership and participation
  • Improving women’s safety and wellbeing

In this policy it was stated that the Office for Women would release biennial reports against strategic priorities under these pillars. The first of these was released in 2017 and can be accessed below:

Status of Women in South Australia Report 2017 PDF

Additionally, all South Australian Government departments provided information on programs and initiatives that support women under the above three pillars. This report is also provided below:

AWE Departmental Reporting 2017 PDF

For the purposes of this policy the terms Aboriginal community and Aboriginal people are inclusive of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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