Principles and outcomes
The Women’s Safety Charter is based on three foundation principles, each with three desired outcomes
1. A Culture of Gender Equality
Equitable access for all, regardless of gender, underpins the planning and design of our cities, places and services.
- Design for equality: Place planning, design and decision-making involves women and gender diverse people to ensure the needs of our diverse communities are met.
- Leadership: Executives and senior leaders support and champion the participation of women and gender diverse staff to create an environment free from gender-based exclusion.
- Champion and participate: Organisations proactively identify their capabilities and networks to lead, co-ordinate, advocate and participate in women's safety initiatives.
2. Listen, share and reflect
Communication, knowledge and evidence are key to influencing effective enduring change.
- Communication: Policies, principles and best practice women’s safety solutions are shared to build collective knowledge and drive change.
- Data: Improved data collection and insight sharing enables a better understanding of the issues and informs solutions.
- Reporting: Women are supported to report safety incidents and there is a clear, straightforward process to get help if needed.
3. Collective action and continuous improvement
Active participation through collaboration, united action and reflective practice.
- Collaboration: Charter participants actively work together, leveraging their knowledge and expertise to build safer cities and places.
- Process: Organisational policies and procedures are designed and updated in response to insights and data, so solutions are evidence-based.
- Evaluation: The effectiveness of initiatives is tracked and regularly evaluated to support ongoing improvement.