Families living with mice and mould


Some of the most vulnerable women in our community are living in poor, unsafe and unhealthy housing conditions and feel unable to speak out for fear of getting evicted from their rental homes.

As we celebrate Refugee Week and the positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society, it’s also very important to raise awareness of the issues affecting refugees.

Remember this face?


Image: Tracy Connelly, who was brutally murdered in July 2013.


This article was written by Rachel Lennon from Women’s Health in the South East during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

Warning: This article contains graphical depictions of violence that may cause distress.


Jen from Women with Disabilities Victoria shares a personal story during the International Day of People with a Disability and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence.

In the midst of an excellent round of hide-and-seek, a three-year-old recently told me, “When you don’t have your glasses on you look like an alien.” 

Shining a spotlight on family violence


In a bid to spread the message that violence against women is never OK, Women’s Health in the South East (WHISE) is working closely with the Southern Melbourne Integrated Family Violence Partnership (SMIFVP) to participate in this year’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign.

Vale Dr. Robyn Mason (1951 – 2016)

It is with great sadness that I report on the passing of Dr. Robyn Mason. 

Robyn was a passionate feminist, activist, researcher, academic and teacher. 
WHISE remembers Robyn as a highly valued member of our Board of Management and Chairperson.

We have been honoured to receive a bequest from Robyn that we have named:
Dr. Robyn Mason Professional Development Award

Royal Commission into Family Violence

Submissions to the Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Family Violence (Victoria) has sought submissions from individuals and organisations who have either been directly affected by family violence or that work in the family violence space. The submission process is a method of gathering views and information, alongside research, community engagement and public hearing activities conducted by the commission.