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Women’s Health Victoria

Women’s Health Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation focussed on improving the lives of Victorian women.

We undertake strategic health promotion and advocacy to improve women’s health,
and provide a number of direct services.

Our vision is: Women living well – healthy, empowered, equal.

Our work is guided by our Strategic Directions 2015-2018.

Women’s Health Victoria acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.


Season’s Greetings

The Board and Staff of Women’s Health Victoria wish you a peaceful, happy and safe festive season and new year.

Our office will be closed from Friday, 23rd December 2016

and will re-open on Monday, 9th January 2017.

View our BreaCan service arrangements.


Safe and strong : a Victorian gender equality strategy

Women’s Health Victoria congratulates the State Government on the launch of Victoria’s first Gender equality strategy in December 2016, affirming Victoria’s national and international reputation as a leader in the prevention of violence against women. Gender inequality plays out in all aspects of Victorian life. It is reflected in women’s workforce participation and remuneration, the representation of women in media and public life, and with gender stereotypes that constrain choices and opportunities for young women. The benefits of creating a more gender equitable Victoria are wide-ranging, including a reduction in family violence and safer, more prosperous and inclusive communities.

Access the Victorian gender equality strategy

Read the related WHV Media Release

Read the WHV Submission to the Victorian gender equality strategy consultation


Women and oral health: Issues Paper

Our latest Issues Paper, Women and Oral Health, examines how sex and gender differences can influence oral health risk factors, conditions and ways of using health care. In particular, the paper highlights the impacts of hormone changes throughout the lifespan, women’s higher rates of decayed, filled or missing teeth, the impacts of eating disorders and family violence on oral health and women being more likely to report financial barriers to dental care.

You can view the full issues paper, executive summary and fact sheet here.


Victorian Women’s Health Atlas – new data tool

Access the Victorian Women’s Health Atlas and Training webinar


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A deeper perception of health data

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