Towards Equality Framework

This project has concluded.

a woman having her say

We have a new social justice framework – Towards Equality!


On 16 December 2019, Council endorsed the Towards Equality Framework.

Towards Equality: Equity, Inclusion and Human Rights Framework 2019-2029 is Darebin City Council’s guiding framework to address barriers to equity and inclusion in the community.

Building on the former Equity and Inclusion Policy developed in 2012, the framework guides Council’s approach to addressing the various barriers to equity and inclusion experienced by Darebin’s citizens and stakeholders and seeks to strengthen their human rights. It goes above and beyond our legislated responsibilities to position Council at the forefront in tackling disadvantage, inequity and exclusion.


Thank you to all community members who provided feedback on the Draft Framework. This helped us confirm we were on the right track and refine our language. You were hopeful the Framework would make a difference in people’s lives – and told us we should translate its aspirations into tangible outcomes.

We invite you to take the time to read through the final Framework or its summary version. This Framework is for you and about you and your rights. We invite you to use it as a self-advocacy tool – and to hold us to account!


If you have any queries, please get in touch by emailing us on diversity@darebin.vic.gov.au


We have a new social justice framework – Towards Equality!


On 16 December 2019, Council endorsed the Towards Equality Framework.

Towards Equality: Equity, Inclusion and Human Rights Framework 2019-2029 is Darebin City Council’s guiding framework to address barriers to equity and inclusion in the community.

Building on the former Equity and Inclusion Policy developed in 2012, the framework guides Council’s approach to addressing the various barriers to equity and inclusion experienced by Darebin’s citizens and stakeholders and seeks to strengthen their human rights. It goes above and beyond our legislated responsibilities to position Council at the forefront in tackling disadvantage, inequity and exclusion.


Thank you to all community members who provided feedback on the Draft Framework. This helped us confirm we were on the right track and refine our language. You were hopeful the Framework would make a difference in people’s lives – and told us we should translate its aspirations into tangible outcomes.

We invite you to take the time to read through the final Framework or its summary version. This Framework is for you and about you and your rights. We invite you to use it as a self-advocacy tool – and to hold us to account!


If you have any queries, please get in touch by emailing us on diversity@darebin.vic.gov.au