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.

Aboriginal Self-determination: A safer future

In February, on behalf of the PVT Partnership, WHISE launched the first Communities of Practice (CoP) on intersectionality and diverse communities. 

The aim of our launch event was to support the prevention of violence against our First Nations women and children. We were honoured to have key matter experts present to us from Our Watch, Family Safety Victoria and Department of Health and Human Services. 

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.