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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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26 January Statement

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First Peoples and the Traditional Owners of the lands, waterways and skies where we live, work, rest and play.   Australia Day is the annual, official National Day of Australia and has been observed on 26 January since 1994. It marks…

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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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Report Launch: Economic Benefits of Investing in Gender Equity for Better Health

The Victorian Women’s Health Services have launched a landmark report that outlines the economic return that investment in the Women’s Health Services sector has to Victoria. Return on Equity: Health and economic dividends from investing in Women’s Health was commissioned by the sector and authored by Dr Angela Jackson, Lead Economist of Impact Economics and Policy. The…

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End of Year Message from WHISE

As we approach the end 2023, we take a moment to reflect. We’ve made incredible strides together in improving women’s health and well-being in Southern Metropolitan Melbourne.This year has been filled with both challenges and triumphs. Above all else, there’s been strong dedication to see a region where all women are healthy, safe, well 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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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: 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…