The Geelong Group led by Jenny Wills and others is Women in Local Government.It includes Jenny Wills as one of the founding women for the Local Government Women’s Charter; Yvonne Adami and others have managed to get the Geelong Council to set up an official group entitled Women in Community Life Advisory Committee (WiCLAC). The purpose of WiCLAC is to provide advice to Council on matters relating to women’s participation, representation and leadership in community life.
The work of the WiCLAC strengthens Council’s commitment to the Victorian Local Government Women’s Charter, which the City of Greater Geelong Council endorsed in 2010. The Charter identifies support for three principles: Gender Equity, Diversity, and Active Citizenship.
The Committee built on the Women in Local Democracy forum in March 2012. This forum was an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the significant work and participation by women in Geelong.
The Committee will utilise the tool, Why Gender Matters, Ten ways local government can advance gender equity, developed in 2012 by the Gender Equity in Local Government Partnership of Victorian councils, regional Women’s Health Services, VicHealth and the Municipal Association of Victoria.
Please see the link to find more: http://www.geelongaustralia.com.au/womenincommunitylife/documents/item/8d05660be7d8998.aspx