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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

IWD 2020: Honeyland

International Women's Day Movie Night screening Honeyland

Join Women’s Health East for our International Women’s Day screening of Honeyland. Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2019, Honeyland is a beautiful, poetic and funny documentary about a female beekeeper in the remote Macedonian countryside. It’s a tough and tender portrait of the delicate balance between humankind and nature, a glimpse at a fast disappearing way of life, and an unforgettable testament to one extraordinary woman’s resilience.

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TFER Communities of Practice 2020

We have some exciting new Communities of Practice coming up for people working in gender equity, and prevention of violence against women and LGBTIQ people.

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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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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2019

25 November - 10 December 2019

Each year Women’s Health East (WHE) leads a region specific campaign which coincides with the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. This year WHE are launching our #TotesGE Totally for Gender Equality campaign. This year's campaign includes a tote bag ... READ MORE

Sexual and Reproductive Health Week 2019: Superheroes of SRH

23rd-29th September 2019

This year, Women’s Health East are running a seven day sexual and reproductive health social media campaign.  The ... READ MORE

Young and Queer in the East

Women’s Health East is excited to announce the release of their research report exploring LGBTIQ young women’s access to sexual and reproductive health services in the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne. 

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Ground-breaking LGBTI family violence prevention program funded

Women’s Health East welcomes funding from the Victorian government to deliver a ground-breaking participatory project to help prevent family violence in LGBTI relationships.

LGBTI FUnding Media Release