Office for Women

The Australian Government is committed to strengthening the provision of gender analysis, advice and mainstreaming across Government.

The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women (Minister) works with other Government Ministers to ensure that women’s issues and gender equality are taken into consideration in policy and program development and implementation.

The Office for Women (OfW) supports the Minister in this role, and is the central source of advice for Government agencies on the impact of Government policies and programmes for Australian women.

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Gender indicators and evidence

Economic empowerment and opportunity

The Australian Government is working to improve women's economic empowerment.

International engagement

Working with other departments and agencies, the Office for Women plays a key role in developing and coordinating the Australian Government’s policy advice on international matters relating to gender equality and women’s empowerment, including: