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Welcome to our second workshop for 2017. This workshop has been co-designed to meet the needs identified by you in our previous workshop. The workshop will be interactive and participatory, and aims to deepen your practice and understanding around audit analysis ... READ MORE

July 28 – World Hepatitis Day



A guide to implementing a media advocacy program for the prevention of violence against women.

170620 ImpGuide_PicViolence against women happens in every community, suburb and town, and the voices of survivors need to be heard if we are to end violence against women. A media advocacy program enables women who have experienced violence to share their stories with the public through the media and other community advocacy engagements.

Building on our expertise in leading the Speaking Out program, Women’s Health East was engaged by Our Watch and VicHealth to develop Voices for Change.

Voices for Change: A Media Advocacy Program for the Prevention of Violence Against Women is a step-by-step guide with resources to enable organisations to plan and develop their own Media Advocacy Program with one unequivocal goal: to end violence against women.

Voices for Change is comprised on two essential documents – an Implementation Guide and Facilitator Training Manual.


Good News For TFER Partners

We’re very excited to announce that the TFER partnership has been successful in obtaining funding of $140,000 through the Commnity Partnerships for Primary Prevention (CPPP) Grant.

We would like to congratulate all grant recipients, particularly the four other funded projects from Melbourne’s Eastern Region.

WHE acknowledges the innovative ideas that were developed and put forward by TFER partners, but didn’t receive funding.  Lets hope we can find a way to progress this work together through other avenues over the next four years.

Thankyou to our partners for your support and we look forward to working with you all as we further the work of TFER.

See WHE’s official response here.


HEPReady Workforce Training Forum

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Our HEPReady Workforce Training Forum is aimed at community and health workers in Melbourne’s Eastern Metropolitan Region.

It is a great opportunity for the community and workers to learn more about viral hepatitus, and how we can contribute to an increase in the uptake of testing and treatment.

Date:     Tuesday 27 June 2017

Time:     1.30 – 4.30pm

Venue:  Heimat Centre, 1/125 George St, Doncaster East

Click here to register!

For more information please contact Claire Butselaar on 98513700 or email cbutselaar@whe.org.au.


FREE two-hour workshop— technology-facilitated abuse and its relationship to domestic and family violence

Women’s Health East, with support from Maroondah City Council, would like to invite you to attend a free workshop on technology facilitated abuse and its relationship to domestictechnology2 and family violence. Presented by The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner, the workshop equips frontline and specialist staff, support workers, PVAW workers and those volunteering in the domestic violence field with up-to-date practical skills and knowledge to support women and families experiencing, or at risk of, technology facilitated abuse.

The session will be opened by Speaking Out advocate, Rebecca. You will also hear from Kristine Olaris, CEO of Women’s Health East, on the soon to be released discussion paper ‘Violence Against Women Online: The intersection of technology, gender and sexism’.

Date: Wednesday 28th June

Time: 12:45 – 3:15, followed by afternoon tea

Venue: Maroondah Room – Karralyka Centre, Mines Road, Ringwood East 3134

 ** We invite you to bring along your own device ie smartphone or tablet on the day, as it will be useful during one of the activities in the workshop**

Register via Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/e-safety-women-workshop-tickets-33844105631

See the session outline for further details. … READ MORE

WHAV looks forward to a Victoria free from family violence

3 MAY 2017

Victoria’s peak body for women’s health, safety and wellbeing congratulates the Victorian government on standing strong on their commitment to all 227 recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. The Women’s Health Association of Victoria (WHAV) believes the unprecedented investment of $1.9B will go a long way to making the difference that is needed for women and children experiencing violence to get the service responses they need to live free from violence.

To read or download the full media release, click on the link below.

3 May Media Release WHAV looks forward to a Victoria free from family violenceREAD MORE

Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health: Key Priorities 2017-2020

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Following consultations with sexual and reproductive health service providers and advocates, the state government has just released Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health: Key Priorities 2017-2020.  The strategy, together with $6.6 million in new funding, is a step towards ensuring that all Victorian women, regardless of where they live and how much money they have, are given access to the sexual and reproductive health services and support they need.

The Strategy identifies four key priority areas for improvement including:

– Equitable access to high quality contraception and pregnancy termination services and information

– treatment and management of endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome and menopause

– fertility and conception awareness, and

– prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. … READ MORE


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#GE4Me was a Women's Health East led campaign to acknowledge the globally recognised 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign (25 November – 10 December).

Thankyou to all those who supported #GE4Me!  We thought we'd share these great memories with you.

Click here for more information about the campaign.

Mug collage


Click here to listen to the PBS Radio announcement


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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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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