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.
Welcome to our new website!
Women’s Health East is pleased to welcome you to our new website. The new site is designed so that visitors can easily locate the information and resources they need. We recommend you check out the Resources section for publications and information that Women’s Health East has developed about the health and wellbeing of women in the Eastern Metropolitan Region. While you’re here, consider engaging with us via the links to social media, by joining us as a member and subscribing to our Enews.
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16 Days of Activism – Listening to and Learning From Women 2014
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence is a global campaign which runs from, November 25th (White Ribbon Day) through to 10th December to raise awareness about violence against women and its impact on a woman’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being. In 2014, Women’s Health East again collected the words of women who have experienced violence to use as a form of activism during the 16 Days through the ‘Listening to and Learning from Women’ campaign. The campaign originated in 2013 as an offshoot of the Eastern Media Advocacy Program. It grew out of recognition that women who have experienced violence have a wealth of understanding about this issue, but are often not able to share their knowledge or voice their opinions. The ‘Listening to and Learning from Women’ campaign collects, shares and promotes the words of women who have survived violence about how we can create the societal changes necessary to end violence against women.
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Together For Equality & Respect Infographic
Check out the new Preventing Violence against Women Infographic! The 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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Together For Equality & Respect Action Plan
The Together for Equality & Respect Action Plan 2013-2017 is now available to download. This Action Plan represents the implementation phase of Together for Equality & Respect: A Strategy to Prevent Violence Against Women in Melbourne’s East 2013 – 2017.
The Action Plan brings together current and planned work being undertaken by the many partners who have committed to this regional and integrated approach to preventing men’s violence against women in the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne, under the strategic directions presented in the Strategy. The Action Plan is a ‘living’ document which will be added to over the life of the Strategy as additional work is planned and implemented across the East.
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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:
- Development of a statewide sexual and reproductive health strategy.
- Investment and leadership in the primary prevention of violence against women.
- Research and action on women in a changing society, specifically the impacts of climate change on the health of Victorian women
- Development of a gendered mental health and wellbeing plan.
- Further investment in the Victorian Women’s Health Program to implement initiatives arising from the actions above
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