Women’s Health East is a regional women’s health promotion agency working across the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne. We work with stakeholders to build the capacity of services and programs in the region to ensure they optimally address issues affecting women.


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Get on board the #GE4Me campaign to promote gender equality and help end violence against women.

How to Get Involved…

Post a meme

There are 16 memes (one for each of the 16 days) featuring 16 diverse individuals from Melbourne’s East who share their thoughts on what Gender Equality means to them.   You can share the memes on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc), print them out and display them around your office or share them in any way you wish to.

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Use the #GE4Me hashtag

Use your social media to tell us what Gender Equality means for you!  Don’t forget to use the hashtag #GE4Me and tag Women’s Health East.

Display a Poster

We have some great #GE4Me  posters available for you to display around the workplace or community!

Hold an event or workshop

Invite the Community to afternoon tea, display the memes and posters and ask your guests to fill out our #GE4Me speech bubble activity template (A4 template / A3 template).  Encourage people to write on the template what Gender Equality means to them, and display around your organisation or post pictures on social media.

Go the Movies and support Community Radio

Check out our #GE4Me camYouTube_#GE4Mepaign at Hoyts Forest Hill and Eastland – to be screened before every movie from 17 November – 14 December.

We also have a #GE4Me promotion on PBS Community Radio 106.7FM, 17 November – 12 December.  Listen to the #GE4Me PBS radio campaign!

Here is a list of resources to assist you with your #GE4Me campaign:

Memes – EnglishTemplate Picture

Memes – Chin Zomi

Memes – Vietnamese

Memes – Chinese

Memes – Hindi

Memes – Tamil

Memes – Sudanese

How to use the Memes


About the Campaign (PDF)Simplified Chinese Vivian Final

About the Campaign (Word)

Background (PDF)

Background (Word)

Template A4 (Write your own message on our blank speech bubble)

Template A3 (Write your own message on our blank speech bubble)

EvaluationWe really need your help to evaluate this work!  You can access the evaluation information here – we think you’ll be surprised by how easy it is!

Sudanese Arabic PosterFor more information about #GE4Me please call or email Kate Gibson (kgibson@whe.org.au) or Vanessa Czerniawski (vczerniawski@whe.org.au) from Women’s Health East on 9851 3700.

Check out Victoria Against Violence – a 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign by the Victorian State Government!  Find the resources here, go orange, and don’t forget to hashtag!

#VictoriaAgainstViolence    #VicforWomen 


Thanks for the birthday wishes!

What a great afternoon we had at our 25th birthday AGM.  Thank you to Leslie Cannold for her engaging and passionate presentation, to Julie Kitto for her Welcome To Country and to WHE life member Jan Young for the trip down WHE memory lane!

It was great to see so many of our partners and supporters in attendance. Thank you to everyone who came along – we hope you enjoyed the event!

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Eastern Metropolitan Region Sexual & Reproductive Health Needs Analysis

Women’s Health East has officially launched the Eastern Metropolitan Region Sexual & Reproductive Health Needs Analysis document. The needs analysis was undertaken in 2014 and 2015 and included a literature review, data collection, and consultations with a range of organisations both within the region and at state level.

This document presents the findings of the needs analysis and details the processes that were undertaken to reach these findings. Using a population health approach, women who are more likely to face complex barriers to good SRH were identified. The associated priority needs of these groups were explored and recommendations were made regarding each of these priorities.

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Royal Commission into Family Violence


On Wednesday 30 March 2016 the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence handed down it’s report and 227 recommendations to the Victorian Government. You can view our response to the report in the Media Release below, and our submission to the Royal Commission.
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Together For Equality & Respect Infographic

This infographic has been designed for Together for Equality & Respect partner organisations and others to use in their work. The infographic gives an overview of the prevalence and seriousness of violence against women and its underlying causes. It explains how everyone in the community has a role in preventing violence against women.

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Priorities for Victorian Women’s Health 2014-2018

Clear disparities in health outcomes exist for Victorian women. To address this the Victorian women’s health sector is seeking commitment to the development of a comprehensive women’s health policy and action platform for 2014–2018. This platform includes five specific actions from government to reduce the burden of ill health and disease for better health outcomes for Victorian women. These are:

  1. Development of a statewide sexual and reproductive health strategy.
  2. Investment and leadership in the primary prevention of violence against women.
  3. Research and action on women in a changing society, specifically the impacts of climate change on the health of Victorian women
  4. Development of a gendered mental health and wellbeing plan.
  5. Further investment in the Victorian Women’s Health Program to implement initiatives arising from the actions above

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