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We are seeking an Executive Assistant

If you have high level administrative skills and experience & are excited about the prospect of working in a feminist organisation, this job may be for you!

View the position description, or for more information speak to Kristine Olaris on 9851 3700.
Click here for more information on how to apply. 
Women’s Health East has an exemption under the equal opportunity act which applies to this position: EO exemption A1 50/2012.Women from Aboriginal or culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Seeking Treasurer for WHE’s Board

Women Health East is seeking a suitably qualified woman to join our Board of Governance in the role of Treasurer. Accounting skills and qualifications would be highly regarded. If you are interested please contact Kristine Olaris, CEO on 9 851 3700 or via

A position description can be found here. Board Treasurer PD 

To be a Board member you must be a WHE member, or be eligible to become one. Further information on becoming a member can be found here

Women’s Health East has an exemption under the equal opportunity act which applies to this position: EO exemption A1 50/2012.

July 28 – World Hepatitis Day

Hep B EMR for WHD 2017

Position Vacant

Senior Project Officer, Together For Equality & Respect (Readvertised)

Partnering For Sustained Action Project

Full time (neg) until 31 July 2018

As a part of this exciting work you can:

 – Provide leadership to the prevention of violence against women across seven local government areas

 – Work with TFER partners to develop the TFER Prevention of Violence Against Women Action Plan 2017-2021

 – Build a stronger focus on intersectional practice and add value to the respectful relationship education in local schools

The successful applicant will demonstrate:

 – Significant expertise in the prevention of violence against women

 – Excellent project management skills

 – Highly developed ability to build and maintain effective partnerships

Salary based on skills and experience, and generous salary packaging offered.

To find out more and to view the job description please see Current Opportunities.

For further information speak to Kristine Olaris on 9851 3700.

WHE has an exemption under the equal opportunity act to employ only women – EO exemption A1 50/2012. women from Aboriginal or culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


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 –

See the session outline for further details.

International Women’s Day

collage1A great morning was had by all at the Women in Rotary and Women’s Health East IWD breakfast on 8 March.  The theme was Media: Friend or Foe?, and our panel shared their insightful thoughts and experiences around the topic, while the audience of nearly 300 guests enjoyed a hearty breakfast.  The event raised $10,000 which was donated to Project Respect.

International Women’s Day ended on a great note with the Maroondah Council HERSTORY exhibition launch.  Congratulations to Maroondah Council HERSTORY_Maroondah IWD2017 Collagefor this wonderful event that is providing a beautiful public space for women-identifying artists in the Maroondah area to display their pieces.  Speaking Out advocate, Liana Papoutsis gave an uplifting talk about the theme Being Bold for Change, and her work with state government as a member of the Victim Survivor Advisory Council.

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Get on board the #GE4Me campaign to promote gender equality and help end violence against women.

How to Get Involved…

Post a meme

There are 16 memes (one for each of the 16 days) featuring 16 diverse individuals from Melbourne’s East who share their thoughts on what Gender Equality means to them.   You can share the memes on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc), print them out and display them around your office or share them in any way you wish to.  

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Use the #GE4Me hashtag

Use your social media to tell us what Gender Equality means for you!  Don’t forget to use the hashtag #GE4Me and tag Women’s Health East.

Display a Poster

We have some great #GE4Me  posters available for you to display around the workplace or community!  

Hold an event or workshop

Invite the Community to afternoon tea, display the memes and posters and ask your guests to fill out our #GE4Me speech bubble activity template (A4 template / A3 template).  Encourage people to write on the template what Gender Equality means to them, and display around your organisation or post pictures on social media.   

Go the Movies and support Community Radio

Check out our #GE4Me camYouTube_#GE4Mepaign at Hoyts Forest Hill and Eastland – to be screened before every movie from 17 November – 14 December.

We also have a #GE4Me promotion on PBS Community Radio 106.7FM, 17 November – 12 December.  Listen to the #GE4Me PBS radio campaign!

Here is a list of resources to assist you with your #GE4Me campaign:

Memes – EnglishTemplate Picture

Memes – Chin Zomi

Memes – Vietnamese

Memes – Chinese 

Memes – Hindi 

Memes – Tamil

Memes – Sudanese 

How to use the Memes


About the Campaign (PDF)Simplified Chinese Vivian Final

About the Campaign (Word) 

Background (PDF)

Background (Word)

Template A4 (Write your own message on our blank speech bubble) 

Template A3 (Write your own message on our blank speech bubble)

Evaluation  We really need your help to evaluate this work!  You can access the evaluation information here – we think you’ll be surprised by how easy it is!

Sudanese Arabic PosterFor more information about #GE4Me please call or email Kate Gibson ( or Vanessa Czerniawski ( from Women’s Health East on 9851 3700.







Check out Victoria Against Violence – a 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence campaign by the Victorian State Government!  Find the campaign toolkit here, go orange, and don’t forget to hashtag!

#VictoriaAgainstViolence    #VicforWomen 


Thanks for the birthday wishes!

What a great afternoon we had at our 25th birthday AGM.  Thank you to Leslie Cannold for her engaging and passionate presentation, to Julie Kitto for her Welcome To Country and to WHE life member Jan Young for the trip down WHE memory lane!

It was great to see so many of our partners and supporters in attendance. Thank you to everyone who came along – we hope you enjoyed the event!

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Women’s Health East AGM – Tuesday 4 October

AGM Invitation

We hope to see you at our Annual General Meeting and 25 birthday celebration on Tuesday 4 October!

You will hear the latest about our work at Women’s Health East and Dr Leslie Cannold will be presenting on “what if men got pregnant?”.

RSVP here or email 

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Interested in representing your community and influencing decisions that effect you and other residents in your community?

Come along to this free event for women and learn about the supports available to women candidates for Local Government.

Tuesday 28 June 5-7pm

Heimat Centre, 125 George St Doncaster East