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Q1. What is the value of the Gender Equity Award for Councils?
Q2. What differences will a Gender Equity Award make to my Council?
Q3. What is the difference between the three Gender Equity Award?
Q4. What is Council trying to prove?
Q5. What is gender equity?
Q6. How will this make any difference to my job in Council?
Councils who choose to participate in the 5050Vision awards will be recognised for their contribution to gender equity and be seen as ‘Gender Equity Employer of Choice'. These awards recognise the efforts of Councils to ensure gender equity within their workplace.
Councils who choose to participate in the 5050Vision awards will be recognised for their contribution to gender equity and be seen as 'Gender Equity Employer of Choice'. These national awards will acknowledge and recognise the efforts of your Council in supporting and maintaining gender equity and encouraging women in your workplace.
The 5050Vision - Councils for Gender Equity Project has three levels:
Winners of the Gold Award will be able to promote themselves as Gender Equity Employers of Choice.
While Council is not trying to 'prove' anything, it will allow the Council to be recognised for its commitment to gender equity and been seen as a 'Gender Equity Employer of Choice'.
Gender equity is ensuring that all staff regardless of their gender are treated equally and special consideration is not given to a worker simply because of their gender. This relates to all areas of the workplace including (but not inclusive of) its conditions, recruitment, training, promotion and pay rates.
These awards will highlight gender equity issues that may be current in your workplace and encourage change, if necessary, to occur . Alternatively it will acknowledge and formally recognise that your Council is already committed to gender equity.