At Women’s Health East, we proudly serve as the women’s health promotion agency for Melbourne’s eastern region. We are privileged to work on the unceded lands of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung people.
Women’s Health East is dedicated to closing the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women by advancing gender equality, preventing violence against women, and improving women’s sexual and reproductive health.
We aspire for our inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to strengthen and cultivate respectful and trusting relationships with Aboriginal organisations, women, and their communities, and we are fully committed to listening to and amplifying their voices.
Through the RAP, we will integrate culturally safe practices within our workplace and the health promotion programs we deliver to Aboriginal women, aiming to advance their health, wellbeing, and self-determination.
We will be a steadfast ally to ensure that the rights of First Nations peoples are acknowledged, respected, and upheld through truth telling, Treaty, and a Voice to Parliament.
A Message from Elly Taylor, Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Health East:
I’m delighted to share Women’s Health East’s inaugural Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan, which has been endorsed by Reconciliation Australia.
We are excited to be formally commencing our reconciliation journey of listening, learning and growth, as we work towards achieving a shared sense of fairness, justice and equity.
To foster a culture of learning and growth within our organisation, Women’s Health East will support our Board and staff to deepen their understanding of Aboriginal histories, cultures, and customs.
Alanna Sandy, a Tuangurung artist who works for Oonah Belonging Place, created the artwork in our RAP. The artwork showcases vibrant imagery and cultural symbols that promote a better understanding of the importance of Aboriginal women’s health.
Read the full Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan.