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Medibank Data Breach Radio

3CR Radio Interview: Medibank Data Breach

On Tuesday 29 November 2022, the team at 3CR Breakfast invited WHISE to talk about the recent Medibank data breach on 3CR 855 AM. Since 13 October 2022, Medibank client data has been accessed and weaponised by a malicious party aiming to extort Medibank. The data breaches impact millions of people across Australia. An estimated…

16 Days of Activism (2)

16 Days of Activism: WHISE on Community Block, Southern FM

On Tuesday 22 November 2022, the team at Community Block invited WHISE to talk about this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gendered-Violence campaign on Southern FM 88.3. 16 Days of Activism is a global, annual campaign that begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ends on…

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Consent Matters: WHISE partners with Sexual Health Victoria to prevent sexual violence

Sexual Health Victoria is delighted to announce a new program Consent Matters: Professional Mentoring Program for Youth and Community Workers. SHV is pleased to announce they are partnering with Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) on this important work. This program is one of several initiatives funded by the Department of Families, Fairness and…

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WHISE condemns the weaponisation of personal healthcare data targeting those who have had abortions

In response to the latest Medibank data breach, Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) vehemently condemns the weaponisation of private healthcare information, particularly targeting women and people with a uterus who have had abortions. ‘The gross misuse of this personal healthcare data is reprehensible and heinous. Weaponising personal information is horrendous and to do…

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WHISE Statement On The Federal Budget 2022-2023

Women’s Health in the South East welcomes the key measures of the 2022-23 Federal Budget delivered on Tuesday 25 October, in Canberra.  “While our work is very much centered around the southern metropolitan region of Melbourne, major announcements such as those just delivered by the Federal Government, do have an impact on our work,” said Kit McMahon,…

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WHISE Welcomes Release of Victorian Government’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Plan

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) welcomes the release of the Victorian Government’s sexual and reproductive health plan. “This is a comprehensive and strategic plan for all Victorian women and girls” said Kit McMahon, CEO, Women’s Health in the South East. “We know that the Victorian Government have consulted widely on the development of the plan…

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Women’s Health Services call for the next Victorian Government to maintain momentum for Gender Equity

The Women’s Health Services released today their 2022 Victorian Election Platform. The platform puts forward three key actions and areas of work to improve women’s health and wellbeing in Victoria. “All of the Victorian Women’s Health Services agree,” says Kit McMahon, CEO, Women’s Health in the South East. “We need to keep the momentum of…

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Women’s health movement calls for sustained focus on gender equality and health equity

The 12 Victorian Women’s Health Services met on Tuesday 13 September to mark progress of work for gender equality and make a call for all parties and government to sustain the commitments of preventing family violence, of continuing to invest in intersectional gender equity and, to drive change in our health system so it is…

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Victorian Abortion Sector Statement on Roe v. Wade, 27 June 2022

*originally published on the Women’s Health Victoria website Abortion in Australia is legal, and must remain accessible There is no place for misinformation and stigma in healthcare The Victorian abortion sector is extremely concerned to see the news that landmark abortion access legislation in America, known as Roe v. Wade, has been overturned. Abortion is…