The Department of Communities (Communities) supports Western Australians to lead their best lives by building on people’s strengths. Everyone has the right to fully participate and succeed in the community.
Although there has been significant progress towards gender equality, women continue to experience barriers and inequalities in many aspects of their lives. For example:
Communities partners with community sector organisations to deliver initiatives and programs that contribute to driving gender equality in Western Australia.
The Women’s Plan: Building a stronger WA together is being developed as a framework for Government, business and the community to take action to create a fairer and more equitable Western Australia.
Women’s Report Cards have been produced since 2004 and provide a statistical snapshot of women in Western Australia across a range of key indicators. The reports are an evidence base to inform policies, services and programs in the public, corporate and community sectors.
The Grants for Women program makes one-off grants available to community organisations to develop projects under four priority areas:
Further information and application details, please visit the Grants for Women page.