Celebrating this her(storic) moment

WHISE congratulates Victorian Government on passing of landmark Gender Equality Legislation


Today, Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) celebrates and congratulates all involved in the passing of a landmark legislation, which will drive organisational and cultural change to create sustained, enduring and measurable action on gender equality. 

Healthier Masculinities for Gender Equality

If you weren’t able to make it to the recent forum on healthier masculinities for gender equality forum, here’s the wrap. 

Thank you again to all participants for your incredible energy on the day, to our key note speaker Dr Flood and to The Men’s Project, Our Watch, Eastern Health and AFL Outer East for leading the World Café style dynamic conversations. It’s so exciting to see our region moving to engage men in this important work. 

Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) congratulates Mornington Peninsula Shire on the adoption of its new Gender Equality Strategy, which was announced the same day Australia’s first Gender Equality Bill was introduced to the Victorian Parliament.

Federal Election sparks calls for action on women’s health


Women’s Health in the South East calls on political leadership to make a real difference to the lives and wellbeing of women in the Southern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne.

Women’s Health in the South East has released its call to action for all political parties seeking to be elected to Federal Parliament on May 18.

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Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) welcomes the announcement from the Australian Labor Party that, if elected, they would deliver Australia’s first National Sexual and Reproductive Health strategy.

“We believe it’s essential that every woman has access to services and supports they need to ensure optimal health, regardless of their personal circumstances,” says Ms Kit McMahon, WHISE CEO. 


On 31 December, the Settlement Services Program – run by WHISE for 11 years – will close.  WHISE will continue to run its programs and services to prevent violence against women, improve sexual and reproductive health and create a gender equitable society, however, the settlement program (including the WHISE volunteer home visitation program) will cease.

Today, leading Victorian experts from the Women’s Community Services Sector are launching a resource for business to help them take action to end family violence.

The resource will help workplaces choose the right training and consultancy services to build their capacity to address gender equity and family violence.