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.
Women's Health East would like to invite you to attend this fantastic event that will examine the link between family violence and problem gambling!
The forum will be of interest to specialist domestic violence service practitioners; community, health and human services practitioners; ... READ MORE
Royal Commission into Family Violence
The Royal Commission into Family Violence has invited written submissions on how the response to family violence and its prevention can be improved in Victoria. The Royal Commission is encouraging solution focused submissions to assist in identifying and solving system-wide issues and gaps, and to identify good practice. Making recommendations about the prevention of family violence is a core part of the work of the Royal Commission.
How you can get involved:
- If you are a signatory of the Together for Equality & Respect (TFER) Regional Strategy you may provide input into a regional response by TFER in conjunction with the Regional Family Violence Partnership.
- Submit a response on behalf of your own organisation. The more the better! Your response can be as long or as short as you wish.
To help with your submission, Women’s Health East have developed a Tip Sheet with some key messages focused on prevention. We encourage you to use these – to add to, tweak, cut and paste or insert your own case studies/programs.
This is a great opportunity to advocate for prevention and the importance of a coordinated, long term approach to preventing family violence, and more broadly, violence against women. We hope to encourage as many submissions as possible to strengthen the case for a long-term investment in primary prevention.
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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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