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Women’s Health in the South East 2020-2023 Election Notice

An election is required under the Women’s Health In The South East, Constitution (October 2019), to fill  7 vacancies on the Board for the Women's Health In The South East Incorporated. If you wish to nominate and require assistance to complete the nomination form please contact the Returning Officer or the Assistant Returning Officer via…

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Gender and Recovery Planning Digital Forum

On 28 July 2020, over 60 participants from various organisations, including Local Government Response & Recovery Teams, Community Health Services, Department of Education and Women’s Health Services came together online to join the Gender & Recovery Planning digital forum. The Hon. Gabrielle Williams, Minister for Women and Minister for Prevention of Family Violence and Tanja…

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The balance between safety and support essential for the mental health of expectant mothers

Gender Equity Victoria and members of its Women's Health Services Council, are pleased that the Government has clarified that there is no limit on the attendance of partners at maternity hospitals following the birth of children as a strategy to limit hospital infections during pandemic. No limit will be placed on the time expectant mothers…

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Webinar: Intersectionality and Diverse Communities

On Tuesday 26 May, WHISE, on behalf of the Preventing Violence Together partnership, was proud to present a webinar called Intersectionality and Diverse Communities: From Theory to Practice. Intersectionality is a prism for seeing the way in which various forms of inequality often operate together and exacerbate each other.  A huge commitment to the importance…

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A Partnership for Gender Equality: Women’s Health and Prevention of Family Violence in Melbourne’s South East

A landmark partnership between Women’s Health and TAFE Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) and Chisholm TAFE will team up to advance gender equity across the Southern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne as part of their formal partnership, announced today. “Partnerships are a vital way that grass roots change occurs in the community, and the…

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Women in the South East welcome support from the Victorian Government

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) warmly welcome the support announced today from the Victorian Government to continue the work across our region to prevent violence against women. “On behalf of our 35 partners in the Southern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne we thank the Minister for Women and the Victorian Government for this support…

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Women’s and community organisations unite on COVID-19 and gender

On 2 April 2020, over 60 organisations – including Women’s Health in the South East – came together to support a statement on Gender, Equality and COVID-19. The statement recognises the huge impact of COVID-19 pandemic and the exceptionally difficult circumstances that the community find themselves in. The statement highlights that the impact of the pandemic…

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Women’s Health in the South East: Operations and ways of work during COVID19 pandemic

Women’s Health in the South East’s vision is to see all women in our community safe, healthy and thriving. We want to assure you that during these uncertain times, our work will continue. To all our members, stakeholders and partners, we wish to advise that commencing immediately, we have enacted a business continuity plan to…

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Power to Prevent: Urgent Actions Needed to Stop Sexual Harassment at Work

  WHISE is a proud member of the Power2Prevent Coalition and we are a signatory to the collective statement with over 100 other organisations: Joint Statement We are a group of diverse organisations, unions, researchers, peak bodies, health professionals and lawyers who have come together to say we need to do more to stop sexual…