Gender Equity

Gender equity is at the centre of all our work

At WHISE we challenge the causes of gender inequality that impact upon women, their health and wellbeing and strengthen actions to support equality and equity. Women’s health and well-being outcomes are shaped by the unequal distribution of power and resources, discrimination and harmful gender norms and practices, which is why gender equity is at the centre of all our work. Challenging inequality is different to each place, setting, workplace and community that we work with.

How we do this?

When WHISE works to create gender equity we do this in partnership with organisations, communities and groups by:

Building capacity and Capability

One of the most direct and effective ways to address inequality is to raise awareness and increase understanding about it. 
Creating Systems and Tools

Implementing processes to measure equity in the workplace and, then identify opportunities for change. By designing and implementing  specifically tailored community and workforce development programs and practical guidance our team build sustainable understanding of the value and role of gender equity in the workplace.

Working in Partnership to Create Change

Such as our Primary Prevention of Violence Strategy Preventing Violence Together and through the regional strategy on sexual and reproductive health Good Health Down South

WHISE also have experience of working with a range of communities to establish specific partnerships and infrastructure around women's health and gender equity

Translating Evidence and Existing Practice into the Region

WHISE works with a range of organisations to help them implement change strategies such as the Workplace Equality and Respect Standards, and WGEA’s Gender Equality Strategy, By taking existing tried and tested evidence based frameworks and translating them at the local level with local knowledge of our partners and stakeholders, WHISE is able to help organisations create gender equity that is sustainable.

By promoting gender equality we can not only improve the health and well-being of women in the Southern Metropolitan Region, we can improve the health and safety of women, children, men and gender diverse people.