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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…

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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…