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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 joins 3CR Tuesday Breakfast to chat about 16 Days of Activism

WHISE CEO Kit McMahon is welcomed back to 3CR to chat to the Tuesday Breakfast team. They discuss our 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign and the role healthcare services can play. Kit McMahon chats about how WHISE works to support the health system and understanding of the impacts of family violence. She…

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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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New WHISE Board Member: Sarah Race

Interview with Incoming WHISE Board Member, Sarah Race WHISE Marketing & Events Officer, Jo French, spoke with Sarah Race about her recent appointment as a WHISE General Board Member. Q: Who is Sarah Race and why is joining the Board of WHISE important to you? Why did you choose WHISE?  A: That’s a big question!…

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Leading women’s health agency rejects claims that health campaign is about “sex tips”

As part of an annual, international health promotion campaign to support equality and access to health services, Women’s Health in the South East joins with over 17 other organisations across Victoria to support Sexual Health and Reproductive Week (SRH Week). The campaign aims to encourage understanding and awareness about the importance of having open and…

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Women’s Health in the South East 2021-2024 Election Notice

An election is required under the Women’s Health In The South East, Constitution (October 1992), to fill 10 vacancies on the Board for the Women’s Health In The South East Incorporated. A Board Nomination form 2021 can be completed. If you wish to nominate and require assistance to complete the form please ring the Returning…

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NAIDOC Week 2021 – Heal Country

Each year, NAIDOC Week (4-11 July) celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s theme is Heal Country – Country is inherent to First Nations people’s identity.  Discover what it means to embrace First Nation’s cultural knowledge and understanding of Country as part of Australia's national heritage. We’ve gathered…

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The 2021-22 Victorian State Budget: What does it mean for women our region?

A gender-lens analysis from WHISE on the 2021-22 Victorian State Budget, handed down by Treasurer Tim Pallas on 20 May 2021, and its impact for women in our region. Government Budgets – local, state or national – are big events. Budgets define how governments fund services and programs, tell us how resources are being prioritised and how taxes from community are used.  They also…

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Victorian Government promising investment for women, health and equality

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) has welcomed the State Government’s ongoing commitment to women, health and equality across Victoria. WHISE warmly welcomed the investment and leadership in mental health, jobs and the caring industries and especially the boost to Women’s Health Services funding for the next 12 months. “The boost to the funding…