Goal 5: Gender equality

At VU, we are committed to achieving gender equality in all that we do.

We strive to afford people the same access, resources, opportunities and successes regardless of gender.

Victoria University is a proud recipient of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation.

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
– United Nations

Research, engagement & education 2020-21

VU’s research focuses on gender equality relating to women’s health and wellbeing outcomes.

We collaborate with sporting organisations to promote inclusion and respect for women in sport, and with health organisations to tackle violence against women.

As well as addressing gender equality in the curriculum, we provide opportunities and support for our students to excel in areas where they are under-represented (women in trades and engineering, and men in nursing, for example).

Sustainability on campus

Respect Week offers a week of activities to talk about the importance of respect for better relationships and to work against sexual assault and relationship violence.