Gender Equity in DECS: A Focus on Women

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    To reaffirm its commitment to gender equity, DECS (2005) launched a Women’s Charter in 2005 on International Women’s Day which aspires:
    To build a work environment and culture where all women are valued and able to participate and achieve to their full potential for the benefit of both the individual woman and the organisation.
    While older employees will remember equal opportunity and affirmative action approaches in the public sector in the past, many employees may be puzzled by the idea of questioning the place of women within the organisation. While DECS has a significant number of women in leadership positions, the number is not proportional to the number of women in the organisation. In this paper we discuss current international approaches to gender equity and how they might inform DECS and its focus on gender equity into the 21st century.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationAdelaide, SA
    PublisherDepartment of Education and Children's Services
    Commissioning bodyDepartment of Education and Children‟s Services, South Australia
    Number of pages37
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


    • Gender equity
    • DECS (Department for Education and Children's Services)
    • Women's Charter
    • Women in education


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