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The Makings of the new Mandala

WHISE has a new website and nestled amongst the pages are bold and shadow images of a new mandala.  Mandala is a Sanskrit word that loosely translates to mean ‘circle’ or ‘centre’ and is a geometric configuration of symbols in a circular design with repeating patterns, colours and shapes radiating from the centre.  Mandalas are often used in various spiritual traditions to aid…

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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…

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Why Women Walk: Frank to Schanck Challenge Event

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) is pleased to support Frank to Schanck Challenge Event, a three-day trek for women organised by grassroots initiative, The Women’s Spirit Project. On Friday 30 April, 70 women will begin walking the 70km trek in an event aimed at raising awareness and engaging women in fitness, health and…

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WHISE recommends the Victorian Government apply a gender lens to their 10-Year vision for social and affordable housing

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) submitted a response to the Victorian Government’s 10-year vision for social and affordable housing applying a gender lens to demonstrate the need for equitable access to housing for women.  “Women are most negatively impacted by housing instability and homelessness and the two biggest risk factors are domestic and…

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A partnership to support women’s wellbeing in Frankston

Today, Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) announced a partnership to empower women experiencing disadvantage in and around Frankston and Mornington Peninsula area of Melbourne, through the Why Women Walk 70km Walking Challenge from Frankston to Cape Schanck from 30 April to 2 May 2021. “This is a perfect fit for WHISE. Our two…