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WHISE welcomes final report of the Mental Health Royal Commission

Opportunity to support women’s mental health in implementation of recommendations Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) welcomed the tabling of the final report from Victoria’s Royal Commission into Mental Health and its significant contribution to social reform. The final report is a major statement of reform on Victoria’s mental health system – a system…

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State Budget must be equitable for Southern Melbourne to recover from the Pandemic

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) has joined other women’s health services and gender equity leaders across Victoria today to call for a total investment of $271.2 million to drive recovery after the COVID-19 she-cession. In the last 12 months, Victorian women have incurred a greater rate of job loss than men, carried the…

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Gender Equity Victoria Partnership Announcement

WHISE a part of the Panel of Providers for the Commission on Gender Equality in the Public Services  Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) is delighted to be a key partner in the Action for Gender Equality Partnership (Gender Equity Victoria Partnership), which is one of the Panel of Providers announced by the Commission…

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Lack of certified prescribers limiting women’s access to timely and local reproductive health care

Lack of certified MS-2 Step prescribers, the medication for an early medical abortion, is limiting women’s access to timely and local reproductive health care Written by Jess Elsworth, Sexual and Reproductive Health Officer, WHISE 11/12/2020 An important part of a women’s sexual and reproductive health care is access to early medical abortion (under nine weeks’…

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WHISE supporting 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) is proud to support 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which runs from 25 November to 10 December. WHISE CEO, Kit McMahon said this is a time to actively promote gender equality and take a stand to end men’s violence against women. Statistics show that one in…

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WHISE celebrates with all of Victoria the inductees to the 2020 Victorian Women’s Honour Roll

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) congratulates and celebrates the 32 inspirational women that, last night, were inducted into the 2020 Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Each year, the Victorian Honour Roll of Women recognises women who have demonstrated remarkable leadership and excellence in their field of expertise, interest, endeavour, or through their commitment…

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WHISE thanks the Hon. Jenny Mikakos for her service

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE), the women’s health service for the Southern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne thanks the outgoing Minister for Health, the Hon Jenny Mikakos MP for her service to the Victorian Community. WHISE recognises the contribution and leadership that Ms Mikakos has delivered to the Victorian and Melbourne community for over…

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WHISE welcomes Victoria’s first Commissioner for Gender Equality

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE), the women’s health service for the Southern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne welcomes the appointment of Dr Niki Vincent as Victoria’s first Commissioner for Gender Equality. “This is a major announcement by the Victorian Government and a significant moment in the history of gender equality,” says Kit McMahon, CEO…

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Notice of 2020 Annual General Meeting – Women’s Health in the South East

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday the 22nd of October 2020, commencing at 4.30pm.  At this meeting we will present our Annual Report on Impact and Financial Report and look forward to announcing shortly, a fantastic key note speaker who will be a part of…