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Fiona's legacy to continue

Statement from Daniel Andrews MP:

Our great Labor family is still mourning the loss of Fiona Richardson, Australia's first Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence.

Fiona leaves big shoes to fill (despite her tendency to speak in parliament without wearing them).

Today, I decided who could best take on Fiona's important responsibilities in Cabinet and carry on her great legacy.

That person is Natalie Hutchins.

Families living with mice and mould

 

Some of the most vulnerable women in our community are living in poor, unsafe and unhealthy housing conditions and feel unable to speak out for fear of getting evicted from their rental homes.

As we celebrate Refugee Week and the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society, it’s also very important to raise awareness of the issues affecting refugees.

Remember this face?

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Image: Tracy Connelly, who was brutally murdered in July 2013.

 

This article was written by Rachel Lennon from Women’s Health in the South East during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

Warning: This article contains graphical depictions of violence that may cause distress.

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Jen from Women with Disabilities Victoria shares a personal story during the International Day of People with a Disability and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence.

In the midst of an excellent round of hide-and-seek, a three-year-old recently told me, “When you don’t have your glasses on you look like an alien.” 

Shining a spotlight on family violence

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In a bid to spread the message that violence against women is never OK, Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) is working closely with the Southern Melbourne Integrated Family Violence Partnership (SMIFVP) to participate in this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.

Vale Dr. Robyn Mason (1951 – 2016)

It is with great sadness that I report on the passing of Dr. Robyn Mason. 

Robyn was a passionate feminist, activist, researcher, academic and teacher. 
WHISE remembers Robyn as a highly valued member of our Board of Management and Chairperson.

We have been honoured to receive a bequest from Robyn that we have named:
Dr. Robyn Mason Professional Development Award

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