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WHISE welcomes release of pay gap data, launches resource on how to close gap on International Women’s Day

The recent release of gender pay gap data from 5,000 private sector employers by the national Women’s Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has sparked heightened interest, with its unveiling marking a substantial advancement in our collective efforts to promote gender equality. “More than just the release of the data is the discussion and debate that surrounds…

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Media Release: Call for Continued investment in Health Promotion and Primary Prevention

Victorian Government Enters Final Phase of 10-year Plan for Change As the public consultation on “Strong foundations: building on Victoria’s work to end family violence” closes, WHISE (Women s Health in the South East) has contributed an in-depth submission to the Victorian Government as it seeks input to help identify the actions it should prioritise…

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Training for Respect partnership to address gendered violence in Victoria’s Vocational and Education Training Sector

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) is leading a groundbreaking initiative, as a new large-scale project funded by the Victorian Government, to combat workplace gendered violence.   Supported by WorkSafe Victoria’s WorkWell Respect Fund, the project “Training for Respect” aims to establish a sustainable infrastructure for Victoria’s adult education and training sector to address and…

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WHISE awarded Women’s Health and Wellbeing support grant to address menopause

WHISE Receive Grant To Expand Crucial Work To Address Impacts Of Menopause Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) is delighted to announce that we are one of 13 recipients awarded the Women’s Health and Wellbeing Support Groups and Programs Grant to establish local health and wellbeing support groups that are specifically designed by women,…

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Media Release: Talking with kids about respect this 16 Days of Activism

This 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) is talking to children about respect and gender equality.  Teaching kids about respect and gender equality is essential for their personal and social development. It equips them with crucial life skills, fosters positive relationships, and contributes to a more compassionate…

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Media Release: Video series “Ask Me Anything” normalises conversations around sexual health, gender and more

“Ask Me Anything,” is an engaging online video series where knowledge experts tackle candid questions about sexual and reproductive health, gendered violence prevention, mental health, and gender equality in a light-hearted manner, and with a sense of humour.  Aimed at promoting open and informed discussions, Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) is thrilled to…

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Media Release: Join Yumi Stynes and Dr Melissa Kang for an informed conversation on affirmative consent

WHISE is thrilled to announce Yumi Stynes and Dr Melissa Kang will headline an engaging webinar on affirmative consent for practitioners, educators, and professionals working directly with families, children, and young people.    With the recent publication of books such as Welcome to Consent by Yumi Stynes and Dr Melissa Kang, and Vanessa Hamilton’s Talking Sex:…

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Media Release: WHISE Applauds National Eating Disorders Strategy for Focus on Prevention and Lived Experience

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) welcomes the launch of the National Eating Disorders Strategy 2023 – 2033, an initiative aimed at transforming the landscape of eating disorder support and awareness across Australia.   As a passionate advocate for women’s health and gender equity, WHISE supports the strategy’s goals, which encompass prevention, early intervention, culturally…

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Media Release: Rental and Housing Affordability Crisis in Victoria

Advocating for Change: Submission to Address Rental and Housing Affordability Crisis in Victoria WHISE is pleased to announce its submission to the Inquiry into the rental and housing affordability crisis in Victoria. With a dedicated focus on applying a gender lens to this critical issue, WHISE aims to demonstrate the importance of equitable access to…