The independent Office of Women’s Advancement within the Department of Community Services, focuses on gender equality through close working relationships with Territory women and women’s organisations. The Office of Women’s Advancement has a direct line of reporting to the Minister for Women’s Policy, the 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, gender equality and leadership and participation.
The Northern Territory Minister for Women’s Policy is the Honourable Bess Price MLA, Member for Stuart. [Find out More]
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]