Gender inequality is both a cause and a consequence that leads to domestic and family violence.
To properly address one of Australia’s most alarming societal issues, we must adopt a strong approach to gender equality at an individual and organisational level. This was the key point of discussion at the recent fireside chat, Conscious Inclusion – A Conversation about Prevention, Gender Equality and Domestic and Family Violence, hosted by CBA during the UN Women’s UNiTE 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign.
The fireside chat was held in support of the UNiTE global theme of Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent and Collect. Present at the chat was CBA’s Group Executive Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Priscilla Brown, as well as Elizabeth Broderick, Chair-Rapporteur for the UN Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination against Women and Founder of the Champions of Change; and Alan Docherty, CBA’s Group Executive Financial Services.
Gender equality was front and centre of the conversation, with the three panellists discussing the important role organisations play in promoting gender-equal beliefs and setting behavioural expectations. The panellists also explored how individuals can prevent violence by supporting those in need and by advocating equality and respect.