News and Events


ECASA 2017 Workshops

ECASA have released their workshops dates for 2017. Their brochure, with workshop topics and dates, can be downloaded here.

For more information, please contact Carol Sullivan, carol.sullivan@easternhealth.org.au, Ph: 9870-7310

 

#GE4Me Social Marketing Campaign for the 16 Days of Activism

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence is a global campaign which runs every year from November 25th through to 10th December to raise awareness about violence against women and its impact on a woman’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being.

In 2016, Women’s Health East coordinated the regional social marketing campaign #GE4Me (Gender Equality 4 Me). #GE4Me engaged with a diverse group of 16 individuals from across the eastern region and asked them to share what gender equality means to them.  Their messages were turned into memes to enable the community to hear and spread the messages of gender equality – 16 messages for 16 Days! These memes were posted on social media platforms (Facebook & Twitter) throughout the 16 Days by organisations across the Eastern Metropolitan Region and also used as part of an array of broader social marketing activities.

#GE4Me was also featured on PBS radio, and via a cinema advertisement played at Hoyts Eastland and Forest Hill. As part of the campaign, with support from the Victorian Government’s Victoria Against Violence campaign, #GE4Me mugs were distributed to leaders in the eastern region who were then encouraged to take a selfie and tell us what gender equality means to them.

You can find out more about the campaign here.

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Victorian Gender Equality Strategy Metropolitan Consultations

Please find below details of the targeted metropolitan consultations for the Victorian Gender Equality Strategy. Two additional metropolitan consultations are being scheduled and details will be released as soon as they are finalised.

To confirm your attendance, please RSVP to genderequality@dpc.vic.gov.au with the name of the consultation you would like to attend in the subject line. Please call Georgina Padgham on 03 9651 2007  if you have any questions.

Please distribute these to your networks as relevant.

 

9 August 10am to 12.30 – Disability

Invite Gender Equality Consultation – Disability

 

9 August 3pm to 5pm – LGBTI

LGBTI screen reader invite

Invite Gender Equality Consultation - LGBTI Final

 

23 August 10am to 12pm – STEM industries, start-ups and small business

VGES Screen-reader accessible invite – STEM and startups Final

Invite Gender Equality Strategy - Business, Stemm, Innovation Final

 

23 August 6pm to 7.30pm – Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities

VGES Screen-Reader Accessible Invite CALD Final

Invite Gender Equality Consultation - CALD Final

 

25 August 3pm to 5pm – Senior Victorians

VGES Consultation- screen reader accessible invite – Seniors

Invite - Gender Equality Consultation - Senior Victorians

 

26 August 4pm to 6pm – Young People

VGES Screen-reader accessible invite – young people Final

Invite - Gender Equality Consultation - Young people Final

 

Media Release

8 April 2016

Royal Commission highlights importance of regional partnerships across prevention and response

The Royal Commission into Family Violence has recommended long standing partnerships are strengthened. The Commission identified the important and strategic role of regional integration committees and regional integration coordinators. The Commission also recognised the role that women’s health services are playing across the State in leading regional partnerships in primary prevention and in coordinating regional action plans.

To read or download the full Together for Equality & Respect and Eastern Metropolitan Region Regional Family Violence Partnership  media release, click on the link below.

8 April 2016 Media Release TFER & RFVP Royal Commission into Family Violence (pdf)

The full Royal Commission into Family Violence report can be downloaded via their website.

 

16 Days of Activism

#HandsUp for Gender Equality

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#HandsUp Evaluation

The #HandsUp campaign was a great success! Numerous organisations across the region participated via social media and social marketing – staff e-signatures, staff photos, workshops, displaying posters and messages. With support from the RFVP, a radio advertisement was also played on PBS and Triple RRR radio stations throughout the campaign period. Women’s Health Services across the State also got on board the #HandsUp campaign in varying degrees, whether sharing the messages on social media or taking on the campaign as their own to share with their partners.

Evaluation results so far have shown that the WHE Facebook campaign reached 7,405 people and Twitter reach was 28,000. To showcase the success of the campaign on social media, an infographic detailing the WHE social media involvement in the campaign can be found here.

Many thanks to all our partners ans supporters for their enthusiasm and involvement in the campaign!

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About the camapign

The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence is a global campaign which runs every year from, November 25th (White Ribbon Day) through to 10th December to raise awareness about
violence against women and its impact on a woman’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being.

For the 16 Days of Activism this year, Women’s Health East will be coordinating the #HandsUp for gender equality social marketing campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of gender inequality in Australia and encourage people to think about why gender equality is important to them. We want our TFER partner’s help to raise awareness of gender inequality and encourage people to think about why gender equality is important to them. There will be more information and a campaign package coming your way soon! In the meantime, check out the campaign flyer for more information and key dates.

A reminder that the ‘Listening to and Learning from Women‘ (the 2013 and 2014 social marketing campaign) blog is live all year round, which means you can continue to many resources available on the blog, and continue sharing the messages from women who have experienced violence about the societal changes we can make to end violence against women.