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Greater Bendigo chalks up win for social justice


City of Greater Bendigo Council has been recognised for its work and commitment to social justice and gender equity at the recent LGPro Awards for Excellence in Melbourne.

Council Healthy Communities and Environment Director, Stacy Williams said the City won the Diversity and Inclusion awards category for its work in developing a Social Justice Framework and Equity Impact Assessment (EIA) tool to improve equity, inclusion and support human rights in the community.

“We are thrilled to see the City and its staff receive this recognition for the work we have done and continue to do to promote gender equity and social justice throughout the organisation and the community,” Ms Wiliams said.

“EIAs use a people, place and experience lens to consider how policies, programs and services affect different genders and diverse groups in different ways.

“They recommend changes that help to create a more fair and inclusive community and have resulted in meaningful changes to policy, program and service delivery to achieve more equitable outcomes for the community while equipping staff to identify and remove barriers to equity and inclusion in everyday business.”

LGPro is the member association and leading voice for people working in local government in Victoria. It provides leadership, professional development and representation in the pursuit of excellence.

The LGPro Awards for Excellence promote and celebrate the outstanding work being undertaken and delivered by individuals and teams working in Local Government in Victoria.

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