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Women’s Health Services Unite on Roe V Wade

Women’s Health Services across Victoria have issued a response condemning the imminent overturning of Roe v Wade, expressing solidarity with women and people with a uterus in the United States and calling upon the state and federal governments throughout Australia to expand the provision of affordable abortion through adequate funding and prioritisation of women’s sexual…

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Women’s Health and Wellbeing Benefits From Victorian Budget 2022-23

Women’s Health in the South East is excited to report that health promotion and primary prevention of women’s health in our region will be strengthened through additional funding provided to the service through the Victorian State Budget 2022-23. “While we are relieved about this announcement, we are also incredibly excited about the opportunity it provides…

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Victorian Women are sick of small change: Underinvestment in women’s health increases illness and depression

Today, CEOs of Victoria’s 12 women’s health services, along with Rainbow Health Australia, are calling for an immediate uplift in investment to secure the health and wellbeing of Victorian women, following the release of alarming data which shows Victorian women have gotten sicker, more anxious and depressed since the commencement of the COVID19 pandemic. Representing…

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A Call for Investment in Women’s Health Amid Concerns About the Return to School

Women continue to bear the emotional burden of the Pandemic and lack investment in prevention. Local Women’s Health Service, Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) is raising concerns about the increased mental load that women in community are carrying with schools returning and the transition to “COVID normal”. “While it is great news that…

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National plan to end violence against women released

WHISE encourages stakeholders, partners and members to have their say The next National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032 (the Plan) has been released in draft for public comment. Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) is encouraging members to have their say on this next plan as it forms a keystone…

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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…