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Training for Respect 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…

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Women’s Health Services Network Unveil Compelling Economic Case for Investment in Equity Return Assessment

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

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CEO Kit McMahon joins Disrupt Radio to chat all things menopause

WHISE’s CEO Kit McMahon joins Entrepeneur Her, hosted by Moana Hope on Disrupt Radio. Moana and Kit engage in a candid conversation about menopause, workplace policies, and societal issues. Together they emphasise the importance of openly discussing menopause, its symptoms, and the challenges women experience. Kit passionately advocates for businesses to implement supportive policies, introducing…

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WHISE launches new Strategic Plan

WHISE is proud to announce and share to our partners, stakeholders and community  our new Strategic Plan. Launched at our AGM on the 26th of October, the new plan is the result of significant and deep reflection by our organisation and key partners, investigation into the value and hopes that our members and partners have…