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Gender Equality Action Plan

  • The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) has made an active commitment to achieving gender equality and is driving positive change for an inclusive workplace. To ensure we enable a more equal workforce we have developed the Gender Equality Action Plan, are undertaking rigorous evaluations in line with the Gender Equality Act 2020 and hold many events celebrating people of all genders.

    Gender Equality Action Plan


    The RCH published its Gender Equality Action Plan in September 2022.  The plan consists of 24 key actions to address findings from the 2021 Gender Equality Audit. 

    These actions will support RCH's commitment to creating the working conditions for our staff to have a diverse workforce, fair pay, improved flexible work opportunities and increased psychological safety.

     GEAP POAP      The Action Plan has also been summarised on a GEAP Plan on a Page.

    Gender Equality Audit 2021

    In 2021, the RCH is conducted an extensive workplace gender audit in line with the Gender Equality Act 2020 to take positive action towards achieving workplace gender equality. This Act commenced on 31 March 2021 which aims to improve workplace gender equality in the Victorian public sector, universities and local councils. The outcomes of this audit guided the development of the RCH Gender Equality Action Plan to promote gender equality across policies, programs and services.

    Gender Equality Audit Infographic


    The findings from the Gender Equality Audit have been reported in the Gender Equality Action Plan.

    This infographic document conveys the outcomes in an easy to understand format. 

    The data used in this audit was effective June 2021.  We are looking forward to seeing positive shifts when we remeasure in June 2025. 

    What is Intersectionality?

    The Gender Equality Act also requires organisations to consider ‘Intersectionality’ (i.e., other forms of disadvantage or discrimination compounding on gender equality that a person may experience based on characteristics) when developing strategies and measures to promote gender equality. Intersectional characteristics include; Aboriginality, religion, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation and gender identity.