Department of Family and Community Services

About Women NSW

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Women NSW is the NSW Government Unit responsible for developing policy and strategy in areas of:

  • domestic and family violence and violence against women
  • women's equal rights and women's economic and social participation
  • sexual assault and safety and justice for women.

Our purpose is to promote and improve gender equality by advancing the social, economic and political status of women in NSW of all cultures, ages and backgrounds. We achieve this by:

  • developing and implementing policies, programs and system reforms
  • developing and collecting performance and outcomes data
  • coordinating the reporting of domestic and family violence measures to the NSW Government.

An important part of Women NSW’s work is to conduct research, and collect and publish data on key indicators of women’s equality, as well as providing advice across the NSW Government about issues affecting women and girls.

A key example of Women NSW's work is the production of the Women in NSW reports, examining gender equity against indicators in crucial areas including:

  • education and learning
  • safety and justice
  • work, leadership and financial security
  • health and wellbeing

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