Women and Men
Camden Council aims to foster and enhance participation by all residents in the life of the community and the life of Council. Council is committed to building and maintaining strong links with local women and men's organisations.
In the 2021 Census, the population of Camden was recorded as 119,951 with 51% being female, of which 22% are aged 35 to 49. This age group is traditionally seen as the 'homemaker' age group and reflects the high percentage of housing growth being experienced in the Camden area.
Council is committed to significant investment into planning and ensuring the wellbeing of men, women and their families through a number of celebratory weeks and programs, by funding programs and services to support all age and gender demographics and promoting and partnering with local programs to assist delivery of these services.
Camden Council's International Women's Day Gala Expression of Interest now OPEN
Camden Council’s International Women’s Day Gala evening will celebrate women’s achievements, especially local women, raise awareness of issues of women’s equality, and promote the message that we all have a role to play in accelerating the gender parity journey.
The event will be held in March 2023 and take place at a venue in the Camden LGA. All proceeds from ticket sales of the event will be donated to a local charity or not-for-profit organisation whose services directly benefit residents of the Camden LGA.
The EOI period is open from 7 to 23 October 2022. All EOIs must be submitted via SmartyGrants by 23 October 2022.
The following are ways in which Council celebrate, support and promote local women's services:
- International Women's Day
- Camden-Wollondilly Domestic Violence Committee
- Domestic Violence Support Services
- Camden Women's Shelter
The following are ways in which Council celebrate, support and promote local men's services: