News & Events

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.


Download the report.

Voices for Equality and Respect: LGBTIQ+ family violence project

Download PDF of the report and the resource

Word document report for screen readers

(Re)Shaping Respect report  Step Up resource

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.

Women’s Health East’s Voices for Equality and Respect project addresses this by elevating the voices of young queer people and exploring their distinct understanding of equal and respectful relationships.


Annual General Meeting 2019

This year’s AGM is set for Friday 25 October, with special guest Karla McGrady from Our Watch presenting on the prevention of violence against Aboriginal women and children.


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 aim of the campaign is to:

  • Profile women doing great work in sexual and reproductive health across Victoria
  • Mark two internationally significant days: World Contraception Day on 26th September and International Safe Abortion Day on 28th September


Have your voice heard!

Women’s Health East are recruiting young LGBTIQ people to participate in workshops to help with the creation of a new resource on equal and respectful relationships. 

To participate please contact Lara Gerrand on 03 9851 3706 or

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. 

Download the report here.

Access Health & Community – Inclusive Clubs Project

Access Health and Community – Safe and Inclusive Clubs Project

Social Media Post

Twitter @AccessHC_AUS

Facebook @AccessHealthandCommunity

#16Days Sport settings have great potential to influence social change and prevent violence against women by creating inclusive, equitable safe environments. @AccessHC_AUS is committed. Are you? Share a project promoting GE where you PLAY #Together4GE

For Facebook please include the following wording in your post: To read the full story, go to our website: 


View the full story here: Inclusive Clubs Project












Inspiro & EDVOS – Ambassador’s for Equality and Respect

Inspiro Community Health Service & EDVOS

Ambassadors for Equality and Respect

Social Media Post

Twitter: @InspiroCHS

Facebook: @InspiroCHS

#16Days Students who feel motivated and inspired to take action where they learn can lead change for themselves and their peers. How will you partner with young people to enable them to take action for gender equality? #Together4GE

For Facebook please include the following wording in your post: To read the full story, go to our website: 

View the full story here: Inspiro + EDVOS













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…)