In our submission to Victoria’s upcoming Gender Equality Strategy, we highlight the need for coordinated and funded interventions to promote gender equality amongst young people, working across government and with the youth services sector. We offer suggestions for how to ensure optimal results from the new respectful relationships education initiative, and how to promote equitable pathways for young women in diverse areas of study and training, including STEM. We also call for new initiatives to promote the participation, community connectedness, wellbeing and leadership of young women, especially those facing disadvantage and marginalisation.