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. buy essay
New job vacancies at WHE!
We have two new positions available at WHE- a Health Promotion Manager role and a Speaking Out Program Coordinator role.
To find out more and apply, head over to our vacancies page.
No Limitations Guide Launch!
No Limitations – Breaking down gender stereotypes in the early years. A guide for early years educators (WHE 2017).
The No Limitations Guide has been developed for early childhood educators to promote gender equality in early childhood settings. It provides practical tools, tips and resources for early educators for both an organisational focus and working with families. It is also useful for parents and families, and anyone working with young children. You can download the guide and ... READ MORE
VOICES FOR CHANGE
A guide to implementing a media advocacy program for the prevention of violence against women.
Violence 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.
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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.
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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.
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Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health: Key Priorities 2017-2020
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
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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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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