The mission of the National Council of Jewish Women Australia (Victoria) is to create a better world for women and girls. It recognises that women and girls are among the world’s most underutilised resources and that only with the achievement of gender equality can a country, community or economy achieve its full potential. Gender equality will improve freedom, democracy, prosperity, and peace.
To achieve gender equality, women and girls must be given the same rights and opportunities enjoyed by men across all sectors of society, including economic participation and decision making. The behaviours, needs, and aspirations of women and girls need to be respected and valued as much as those of men.
NCJWA VIC is developing a strategy to promote gender equality throughout the Victorian Jewish community. It wishes to consult and collaborate with Jewish organisations to gain their commitment to and implementation of gender equality practices. NCJWA Vic applauds organisations including the Jewish Community Council of Victoria and the Australian Union of Jewish Students who have already pledged to achieve gender equality in their elected representatives and, in the case of AUJS, in presenters at all its public forums. We commend JCCV, AUJS and other organisations who have made similar commitments on setting a great example to advance gender equality and hope more community organisations implement gender equality practices in the near future.
If you have any questions or would like more information about advancing gender equality practices in your organisation, please contact Anna Serry, Chair of the NCJWA Vic Advocacy Subcommittee firstname.lastname@example.org.
20 November 2018