The independent Office of Women’s Advancement within the Department of Regional Development and Women’s Policy, focuses on gender equality through close working relationships withTerritory women and women’s organisations. The Office of Women’s Advancement has a direct line of reporting to the Minister for Women’s Policy, Hon Bess Price MLA.
The Office provides policy advice and options to government on women’s issues and is committed to advancing the social, political, economic and civil status of women in the Northern Territory.
The work of the Office of Women’s Advancement is underpinned by the Policy Framework for Territory Women that focuses on women’s safety, genderequality and leadership and participation in decision making.
The Northern Territory Minister for Women’s Policy is Honourable Bess Price MLA, Member for Namatjira.
The Policy Framework for Territory Women is based on issues and concerns raised by Territory Women and focuses on women’s safety, gender equality and leadership and participation.
There are a number of global initiatives that seek to achieve gender equality for women. Australia, and therefore the Northern Territory, are signatories and supporters of these initiatives. Find out more about these initiatives.