Having sharpened our focus on researching, designing and delivering evidence-based programs over the last three years, our key focus for 2022-25 is on strengthening our organisation’s reach among communities across Victoria.
What makes WIRE unique?
Our work is centred on lived experiences and is underpinned by our gender-informed, strength-based model of service delivery, research and training. To us, our unique ways of working are just as important as the outcomes we seek.
We shift the narrative from the dominant focus on the individual living and working within systems that have not been designed for them, to working to change structural and systemic barriers at all levels that oppress, discriminate, or marginalise, by working at every level.
A just and inclusive society where all people can thrive.
At WIRE we work with women, non-binary and gender-diverse people to address the issues they identify, assist them to make informed choices in their lives, and advocate for structural change to bring about gender equity and social justice.
Our principles are our beliefs, attitudes and behaviours. They underpin how we work as a team, the partnerships we form, and the way we research, design and deliver our programs.
Human rights and social justice
Courage and leadership
Person centred and responsive
Evidence and improvement
Sustainable and interdependent change
Transparent and accountable
Respectful collaboration and co-design
Curiosity and growth
Our strategic goals
We focus on being these things for women, non-binary, and gender diverse people in order to deliver on our ambitious and necessary vision for success:
To deliver programs that help people to advance the way they live their lives.
To share compelling narratives that promote understanding and action.
To advocate for the elimination of discrimination and marginalisation.
To change the ways government departments, community organisations, welfare agencies and businesses behave.