16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2018
Follow this link to read more about Women’s Health East’s campaign #Together4GE and to access our social media campaign and resources.
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence is a global campaign dedicated to ending gender-based violence. Beginning on the 25th of November, International Day for the Elimination of Gender-Based Violence, and finishing on the 10th of December, Human Rights Day. (more…)
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 full of gender equality goodies and resources to support your 16 Days of Activism events.
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 and action planning processes.
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.
Women’s Health East and Family Planning Victoria are hosting a GP information forum on the provision of the medical termination of pregnancy in the primary care setting, on the evening of Thursday 23rd of May, 2019. There’ll be presentations from Family Planning Victoria, MS Health and 1800 My Options.
If you’re a GP, pharmacist or practice nurse, we strongly encourage you to come along and learn more about what is involved in providing your female clients with this essential health service.
1. How are you working to improve sexual and reproductive health?
I work hard to keep sexual and reproductive health on the agenda. Health services and local organisations can have so many competing priorities and it’s my job to remind them how important sexual and reproductive health is to the overall health of the population
2. What do you love most about your work?
Talking about topics that people are afraid to talk about. There are so many myths and untruths that float around about sex and health, just because people are embarrassed to talk about it. When I can talk to someone and show them that I’m not embarrassed, the walls start to come down.
3. Why is your work so important?
Sexual and reproductive health is so often not on people’s radars. No one worries about that part of their life until something goes wrong and suddenly they don’t know where to go for support. Most people don’t realise how much their sexual and reproductive health impacts on all areas of their lives – their physical and mental health, and their emotional and social wellbeing. If we don’t keep fighting for women’s health and rights, we could lose so much of the progress that we’ve made.
4. What do you think are the biggest sexual and reproductive health issues facing Indigenous women that you work with?
Access to sexual and reproductive health services. We have very few publicly funded services in the east and some areas with few transport options. So many women don’t know where to go to find affordable, accessible and non-judgemental support. That’s why I’m so excited that we are getting a SRH Hub in Ringwood, it is so needed!
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.
Women’s Health East are very excited to present our Women Online: The intersection of technology, gender and sexism paper.
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This paper describes the key drivers of violence and how these interact with the online environment to create ‘cyber violence’. It identifies the various online spaces which make up today’s online environment and explores the content and actions facilitated by online spaces which are harmful to women and girls. The ways that these online spaces can provide a valuable space for women and girls and assist feminist activism are also explored.
Using the primary prevention framework, Change the Story, the paper presents a case for action to prevent cyber violence against women and girls through recommendations for change at individual, organisational and societal levels.