Ideally

Women Victoria

the CHALLENGE

We need gender equality urgently. Not only does it prevent violence against women and girls, it’s essential for economic prosperity. But we won’t achieve it overnight. People from all walks of life play a part in promoting gender equality. 

With the Victorian Government, we co-designed and delivered Ideally – a grants and mentoring program supporting young Victorians to generate ideas promoting gender equality and to address gender-based violence.

how we did it

In partnership with Women Victoria (formerly the Office for Women), we co-designed Ideally. Along with the disbursement of $8,000 grants, we designed and facilitated capacity building workshops for young participants. Engaging a community of external subject matter experts, evaluation partners and a cohort of mentors, these workshops supported young people in developing their skills, abilities and ideas. Our support continued throughout the program, with co-working sessions and one-on-one project support ensuring participants had the wrap-around support necessary to build the confidence and capabilities to successfully deliver their projects.

THE IMPACT

Support was focused on the young people who had experienced or were at higher risk of experiencing gender inequality or gender-based violence. This included people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Indigenous young people, those identifying as LGBTQI+ or young people living with disability. The impact of Ideally continues to be felt, with several projects still operating or helping women and girls in Victoria today.

A young person sits at a table, laughing. There are pens, paper and other workshop materials strewn across the table. The person is wearing a badge with the transgender flag shaped as a love heart.
Two young people are taking part in a workshop, sitting at a table smiling and looking off camera. There is paper and other materials on the table and other workshop participants are pictured in the background.

The team

We brought together a team of Associates and a Director, who came together to design with a background of diverse lived experience and expertise.