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Feminist Friendships – Stronger Together Update

Feminist Friendships is in full swing.  A couple of months ago 14 Gender Equality Practitioners from across the South East of Melbourne gathered for the inaugural workshop in which we weaved our stories and intentions to create a deep sense of connection and belonging. Surrounded by gum leaves scattered in vases around the WHISE Board…

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Community Block talks to WHISE about our upcoming 16 Days of Activism Campaign

WHISE once again joins the monthly Community Block show on Southern FM to chat about our upcoming 16 Days of Activism Campaign 2023. Our Prevention of Violence Against Women Lead, Danielle McCaffrey, speaks with hosts Kate and Melanie all about the campaign. This year, WHISE and other PRET partners encourage everyone to get colouring and…

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Joint Statement on Misogyny in the Australian Media

The media has the power to promote equality, shape our culture, and ultimately promote positive social change that will prevent violence against women. A cartoon published in the Herald Sun this week depicting Victoria’s new Premier Jacinta Allan is sexist, harmful and tiresome. As organisations that represent and work alongside women and people experiencing violence…

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Media Release: Video series “Ask Me Anything” normalises conversations around sexual health, gender and more

“Ask Me Anything,” is an engaging online video series where knowledge experts tackle candid questions about sexual and reproductive health, gendered violence prevention, mental health, and gender equality in a light-hearted manner, and with a sense of humour.  Aimed at promoting open and informed discussions, Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) is thrilled to…

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Breaking Menopause Stigma and Promoting Workplace Awareness

In recognition of Menopause Month, Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE), a leading feminist organisation focused on women’s health and wellbeing, is spearheading important initiatives to address the challenges surrounding menopause and perimenopause. Recognising the need to lift the stigma, raise awareness about symptoms, encourage help-seeking behaviours, and advocate for workplace support, WHISE is…

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Media Release: Join Yumi Stynes and Dr Melissa Kang for an informed conversation on affirmative consent

WHISE is thrilled to announce Yumi Stynes and Dr Melissa Kang will headline an engaging webinar on affirmative consent for practitioners, educators, and professionals working directly with families, children, and young people.    With the recent publication of books such as Welcome to Consent by Yumi Stynes and Dr Melissa Kang, and Vanessa Hamilton’s Talking Sex:…

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WHISE Supports a YES Vote for the Voice Referendum 2023

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as Australia’s First Peoples and the Traditional Owners of the lands, waterways and skies where we live, work and play.The staff and Board of WHISE stand in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of the Bunurong Lands. We recognise and…

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Media Release: WHISE Applauds National Eating Disorders Strategy for Focus on Prevention and Lived Experience

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) welcomes the launch of the National Eating Disorders Strategy 2023 – 2033, an initiative aimed at transforming the landscape of eating disorder support and awareness across Australia.   As a passionate advocate for women’s health and gender equity, WHISE supports the strategy’s goals, which encompass prevention, early intervention, culturally…

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Media Release: Rental and Housing Affordability Crisis in Victoria

Advocating for Change: Submission to Address Rental and Housing Affordability Crisis in Victoria WHISE is pleased to announce its submission to the Inquiry into the rental and housing affordability crisis in Victoria. With a dedicated focus on applying a gender lens to this critical issue, WHISE aims to demonstrate the importance of equitable access to…