Australian state announces new strategy to improve women’s wellbeing

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Sydney, Nov 8 (IANS) Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) on Tuesday unveiled its Women’s Strategy 2023-2026, aimed at improving the economic, social, physical and mental well-being of women and girls across the state.

According to a state government statement, the strategy focuses on three pillars, economic opportunity and advancement, health and well-being, and participation and empowerment, reports Xinhua News Agency. .

Each pillar includes key NSW government themes and commitments, such as investing in new initiatives.

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said the strategy was developed through extensive consultation with more than 2,000 women and girls, as well as those who work closely with women and girls from diverse backgrounds and experiences.

“The NSW Government is standing up for women and girls by making it easier for women to enter, stay and return to work with an investment of A$16.5 billion ($10 billion) in the NSW Budget 2022-23 “said NSW Women’s Minister Bronnie Taylor.

In line with the new strategy, the state’s Investing in Women funding program was also open for applications on Tuesday.

Data from the New South Wales government showed that since 2013, more than A$2.9 million has been awarded to 108 projects relating to women’s opportunities and leadership.

–IANS

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