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Women’s Health East 2021 AGM and 30th Anniversary Celebration! 

Women’s Health East is excited about our upcoming AGM and celebrating our organisation’s 30th Anniversary!  Please join us in celebrating our achievements over the last 30 years. We will also be acknowledging the contribution of our Speaking Out advocates over 10 years of the Speaking Out program elevating the voices of domestic violence survivors. Wednesday […]

Creating Safe and Inclusive Public Spaces for Women

‘Creating Safe and Inclusive Public Spaces for Women’ gives an overview of the role that the design of public spaces plays in creating spaces that are safe, welcoming and accessible for women. It also looks at women’s experience of public spaces, and highlights the importance of women’s voices and expertise in creating spaces that are safe and inclusive for everyone.

Margins to the Mainstream: Preventing Violence Against Women with Disabilities Project

This exciting project aims to elevate the voices of women with disabilities, promote the leadership of women with disabilities, as well as build the capacity of TFER partners in their approaches to the prevention of violence against women with disabilities (PVAWD). The project is led by Women’s Health East in partnership with Women with Disabilities […]

Gender Equality Act 2020 – Fact Sheet

The Gender Equality Act 2020 takes effect on March 31st 2021 and requires the Victorian public sector, local councils and universities to audit, measure and progress gender equality within their respective organisations. The Act aims to tackle the key drivers of gender inequality through the enactment of a series of obligations that apply to both internal […]

Putting Prevention of Violence Against Women into Practice online training

Introductory training to understand the primary prevention of violence against women and apply within your workplace or community setting

Do you want to understand what drives violence against women and learn about the actions you can take to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women?

Facilitated by Women’s Health East, this two-part introductory level training is for those who may have recently begun or are new to the prevention of violence against women sector, or are interested in undertaking preventing violence against women activities in the future.

Date and time: 10:00am-12:30pm Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th November 2020*

*training is delivered over two 2.5 hour sessions. Training participants must attend both sessions.

Cost: $25 pp (Plus booking fee. Inclusive of GST)

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2020

16 Ways to Call it Out in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign Women’s Health East (WHE) in partnership with the Together for Equality and Respect partnership has developed the following social media campaign toolkit to assist organisations and groups across the Eastern Metropolitan Region (EMR) of Melbourne to participate in the […]

Money Talks: Building Women’s Financial Wellbeing

No matter where you are with your finances, financial wellbeing is an important health issue. In August & September 2020 Women’s Health East ran free online webinars encouraging women to take action to improve their financial wellbeing. These sessions were sponsored by Manningham and  builds on successful online sessions delivered in June to the Monash […]

Watch it Back – COVID AND WOMEN: Shining a light on Gender, Inequality and the Pandemic

Thanks to everyone who attended WHE’s Women and COVID forum back in September! The presentations and panel discussion unpacked the gendered impacts of the global pandemic for women and the way forward for a gender equal recovery. We were joined by experts Tanja Kovac, CEO of Gender Equity Victoria (GENVIC),  Jane Fisher, Finkel Professor of Global & Women’s Health […]

Closure of Speaking Out Program

Women’s Health East is extremely proud of the many achievement of the Speaking Out program over many years. This is of course due to the incredible women involved in the program who share their stories to build community understanding of violence against women and its prevention, and to affect change. It is with a heavy […]

Money Talks – FREE online lunchtime financial wellbeing sessions for women

Financial pressures are even greater than usual for some women at the moment, with COVID-19 disproportionately impacting women in both paid work (job losses or as frontline staff) and unpaid work.

No matter where you are with your finances, financial wellbeing is an important health issue. Join us in this free virtual series on women’s financial wellbeing. Hear from expert speakers in on a range of topics and gain information that will support you to build confidence and work towards better engagement with your finances.

Creating safe and inclusive public spaces for women

By Vanessa Czerniawski, Health Promotion Officer This article was first published in the July 2020 edition of the Planning Institute of Australia’s Planning News. My gym temporarily closed in March this year. The playgrounds that I regularly visited with my toddler also closed. Like many other Victorians, I had to re-think ways to use public […]

Putting Prevention of Violence Against Women into Practice online training

Introductory training to understand the primary prevention of violence against women and apply within your workplace or community setting

Do you want to understand what drives violence against women and learn about the actions you can take to promote gender equality and prevent violence against women?

Facilitated by Women’s Health East, this two-part introductory level training is for those who may have recently begun or are new to the prevention of violence against women sector, or are interested in undertaking preventing violence against women activities in the future.

We’re Working Remotely

With the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and stakeholders front of mind, Women’s Health East is working remotely. Having our office closed doesn’t, of course, alter our commitment to equality, empowerment, health and wellbeing for all women. We will continue to progress our work to advance gender equality, prevent violence against women, and improve women’s sexual and reproductive, however we are doing things a bit differently at the moment. For example, although we have postponed recent face-to-face activities, we are using digital platforms and other communications mechanisms to connect with you.

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 lgerrand@whe.org.au  

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.  

Manningham City Council -Powerful Stories

Manningham City Council -Powerful Stories Facebook: @ManninghamCouncil Twitter: @ManninghamCC #16Days – When it comes to preventing violence against all women, we’re in it together. We all have a responsibility to elevate the voices of women who have survived violence & we all have roles to play in facilitating a society free of gender-based violence #Together4GE […]

Eastern Health – Voices for Women Project

Eastern Health – Voices for Women Project Facebook: @voicesofwomenyarravalley Twitter NA Social Media Post #16Days Gender equality in local leadership will facilitate GE action in all areas of our lives – where we LIVE, WORK, PLAY & LEARN. How can we support more women in leadership roles? For Facebook please include the following wording in […]

Monash City Council – Safety and Respect Project

Monash City Council – Safety and Respect Project Twitter: @MonashCouncil Facebook: @cityofmonash Social Media Post #16Days Everyone has a role to play in preventing violence against women. <tag council> are committed to working across settings to ensure equitable health outcomes for all women. Share a project promoting GE where you LIVE #Together4GE For Facebook please […]

Maroondah City Council -Beyond Sparkles and Superheroes

Maroondah City Council – Beyond Sparkles and Superheroes Facebook @MaroondahCityCouncil Twitter @CityofMaroondah Social Media Post #16Days Books and stories are important communication and LEARNING tools that can either reinforce or challenge traditional gender stereotypes. This children’s booklist celebrates children’s individuality – which one is your fave? #Together4GE For Facebook please include the following wording in […]

EDVOS – Level Playground Project

EDVOS – Level Playground Project NIL Twitter Insta: @level.playground Facebook: @LevelPlayground Social Media Post #16Days Imagine a world where every girl and boy grows up to be equally valued, heard and respected, and with equal access to opportunities. What’s the GE message you wish you had LEARNED as a child? #Together4GE For Facebook please include […]

Doncare – iMatter Project

Doncare – iMatter Project Social Media Post Facebook: @imatterdoncare Facebook: @doncare.org.au Twitter: NIL #16Days Young people need more opportunities to LEARN about equal and respectful relationships and how to engage in healthy communication. Share your GE projects that engage YP #Together4GE For Facebook please include the following wording in your post: To read the full […]

Carrington Health

Carrington Health – The Gender Equity Project Social Media Post Facebook – @carringtonhealth Insta @carringtonhealth  #16Days What’s the first step to delivering gender equitable services? Ensuring the internal processes where you WORK are gender equitable! Who’s YOUR GE workmate? #Together4GE For Facebook please include the following wording in your post: To read the full story, […]

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 […]

#Together4GE Resources

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Social Media Campaign 2018 Resources The Eastern Metropolitan Campaign 2018 As the fundamental driver of violence against women is gender inequality, this year’s campaign, #Together4GE, aims to: Highlight the links between violence against women and gender inequality; Increase understanding of what action to progress gender equality looks like (in […]

Women Online: The intersection of technology, gender and sexism

Women’s Health East are very excited to present our Women Online: The intersection of technology, gender and sexism paper. Download the paper 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 […]

TFER Strategy

The Together for Equality & Respect Strategy makes clear the case for action in the prevention of violence against women. It explains the causation and the evidence about what we can do to prevent violence before it occurs. Building on this knowledge, and developed through a collaborative and consultative process, Together for Equality & Respect […]

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 […]

#GE4Us

16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence Campaign 2017 Learn more about the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence See how to get involved Read our GE4Us Ambassador Stories The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence (16 Days) is a global campaign to raise awareness about violence against women and its […]

Voices for Change

VOICES FOR CHANGE

A guide to implementing a media advocacy program for the prevention of violence against women.

170620 ImpGuide_PicViolence 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.

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.

3 May Media Release WHAV looks forward to a Victoria free from family violence

Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health: Key Priorities 2017-2020

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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.

WHE Submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence

On Friday 29 May 2015, the submission period for the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence closed.  Along with many partner organisations in the Eastern Region, Women’s Health East put forward a submission highlighting key messages and recommendations. Here are our ten recommendations to the Royal Commission: 1. That appropriate governance mechanisms are immediately put in place […]

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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