The NSW Women’s Strategy 2023-2026 launched today, providing a whole-of-government and whole-of-community approach to improve the economic, social, physical and mental wellbeing of women and girls across NSW.
The Strategy focuses on three key pillars which will shape NSW Government policy and guide investment to ensure the best results for women in NSW. The pillars are:
- Economic opportunity and advancement
- Health and wellbeing
- Participation and empowerment
Premier Dominic Perrottet said the Strategy has been developed through extensive consultation with more than 2,000 women and girls across metro and regional NSW, as well as those who work closely with women and girls through a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences.
“The NSW Government is committed to ensuring NSW is the best place in the country for women to live, work and raise a family, and to achieve that, we have developed the most comprehensive package of initiatives to support women in the State’s history,” Mr Perrottet said.
Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the Strategy builds on the progress achieved over the last four years through the NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022.
“The NSW Government is championing women and girls by making it easier for women to enter, stay and return to work through a $16.5 billion investment in the NSW Budget 2022-23,” Mrs Taylor said.
“2022 is the Year of the Woman. Now is the time to build on this momentum and drive future opportunities for women and girls in NSW. Through this Strategy – I want to empower young girls to become astrophysicists, lead our tech companies, become sporting superstars and excel in whatever field they choose.”
To coincide with the launch of the Strategy, the $1 million Investing in Women Funding Program opened today.
Investing in Women helps NSW organisations to develop and implement projects that advance the role, status and contribution of women and girls in our communities guided by the three priority areas of the NSW Women’s Strategy.
Examples of successful projects from previous rounds include: targeted workplace employer programs to provide flexibility for women with endometriosis, online programs to boost confidence, upskill and connect women in rural or remote communities and mentorships for girls to encourage workforce participation in the trades sector.
More details can be found at: https://www.nsw.gov.au/grants-and-funding/investing-women-funding-program
To read the strategy, visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/women-nsw/nsw-womens-strategy