What do you think about ways to encourage more women to stand for local council?

Women make up more than 50 per cent of the Victorian population yet State Government data shows just 217 of the state’s 622 councillors are female — that’s less than 35 per cent. .And cross our 79 councils, there are only 13 female chief executive officers. So would you like to see more women on your council?

One way of tackling this question is The Go Women Local Government 2016 project website. Run by The Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA), the project is aimed at encouraging more women to run for Victorian local government elections.  Other goals of this project are to reflect the diversity of women in running, to prepare women to run good electoral campaigns, and to develop their knowledge of councils and good governance in preparation for the election. The VLGA links local government, councillors and the community to build and strengthen local governance and democracy, and as a part of their mission are advocates for progressive social change. Learn more at VLGA.org.au.


There is a GoWomenLG workshop in Doncaster on 28 June 2016. If you are interested learning about standing for local council this practical workshop could be for you:

Tues 28 June 2016 5 – 7pm

Heimat Centre 125 George St Doncaster East

Reserve your place at EventBrite (https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/gowomenlg-in-the-east-workshop-tickets-25917453802 )

Enquiries Linda Bennett at GoWomenLG 9349 7999

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