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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.

Applied Gender Analysis Workshop

Learn the practical skills you need to design, deliver and evaluate gender sensitive programs and services. This activity-based workshop is an introductory step-by-step guide to performing a gender analysis in practice.

Thursday 4 May 2017

9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

For more go to Applied Gender Analysis

Victoria’s first Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy

This International Women’s Day the women of Victoria have something special to celebrate – the state’s first strategy for women’s sexual and reproductive health!

We are delighted that the government has taken this bold step towards gender equality and improved health outcomes for Victorian women and girls.

“It is our hope and expectation that all Victorian women will have improved access to affordable, high quality contraception, pregnancy advice and termination services as a result of the Strategy” said Rita Butera, Executive Director of Women’s Health Victoria.

Read the Women’s sexual and reproductive health strategy and priority action plan

Read the related WHV media release

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 expanded

Recent updates to the Victorian Women’s Health Atlas has captured the significant increase in notifications of Family Violence and Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) overthe past year.

The expansion of the Atlas now allows users to interact with 96 indicators across six priority health areas: Sexual & Reproductive Health, Violence against Women, Mental Health, Gender Equality and now Cancer and Avoidable Mortality.

Read the related WHV Media Release

Visit the Victorian Women’s Health Atlas

Learn how to use the Atlas via this training webinar

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WHV in the news

The most inspiring and thought-provoking tweets about International Women's Day

WHV cited in 'SBS Online' 03/17Read more

A deeper perception of health data

WHV cited in 'Government Technology Review' 07/2016. Read more

Classes will help women with cancer regain mobility and strength

BreaCan cited in the 'Whittlesea Leader' 27/06/16. Read more

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