WELCOME

Women’s Health East is the women’s health promotion agency for the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR) of Melbourne. We improve health outcomes for women across the seven local government areas of Yarra Ranges, Knox, Maroondah, Manningham, Monash, Whitehorse and Boroondara. Women’s Health East also influences women’s health and wellbeing at a statewide and national level.

WHAT'S HAPPENING

Gender equity organisations unite on COVID-19 disaster

GEN VIC have made a joint statement calling for State and Federal Governments to recognise the gendered impacts of COVID-19. Women’s Health East is one of more than 50 organisations who have endorsed this statement.

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We’re Working Remotely

With the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and stakeholders front of mind, Women’s Health East is working remotely. Having our office closed doesn’t, of course, alter our commitment to equality, empowerment, health and wellbeing for all women. We will continue to progress our work to advance gender equality, prevent violence against women, and improve women’s sexual and reproductive, however we are doing things a bit differently at the moment. For example, although we have postponed recent face-to-face activities, we are using digital platforms and other communications mechanisms to connect with you.

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The Unheard Story: the impact of gender on social inclusion for older women

Women are overrepresented in populations at high risk for social exclusion. ‘The Unheard Story’ highlights how current narratives continue to disadvantage women by failing to recognise the lifelong impacts of inequality that are further compounded in later years. The report includes recommendations for organisations, groups and practitioners to address the unique needs of older women.

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Voices for Equality and Respect: LGBTIQ+ family violence project

The Voices for Equality and Respect project aims to expand our understanding of family violence beyond leading heteronormative frameworks and narratives. Evidence suggests intimate partner violence is as prevalent in LGBTIQ communities as it is in the general population. However there are significant gaps in our understanding of what drives family violence in the LGBTIQ context has major implications for prevention efforts.

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