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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.


Work with us


New Public Training Sessions – August 2018

Gender Equity In The Workplace: 23 August 2018

This three hour interactive workshop introduces learners to key concepts around gender equality and its impact in the workplace. It explores gender, gender inequality, unconscious bias and workplace tools and strategies to promote gender equity in the workplace.

Read more and Register


Expressions of Interest for WHV Board Director Positions

As a medium sized NGO with a big vision for improving women’s health and wellbeing, our Directors are responsible for governance and setting the strategic direction and positioning the organisation for future growth and maximum impact of our vision of women living well – healthy, empowered and equal.

WHV now invite nominations for upcoming vacancies for Board positions – initially as co-opted members with the option of election at the 2019 AGM. This includes Board sub groups including the Finance and Risk Task Group. We are particularly looking for creative women with previous Board experience preferable and skills in Finance, Accounting, Governance and Social & Public Health policy.

See the full advertisement & position description here


Knowledge Paper: Working with workplaces : challenges and opportunities for workplace violence prevention and bystander programs

This paper explores some of the challenges and opportunities in workplace-based programs for the primary prevention of violence against women – including bystander programs – based on findings from program evaluation. It is the first of our new Knowledge Papers – designed to capture feedback and learnings from delivery of Women’s Health Victoria’s programs and resources.

View the Full paper


Issues Paper: Growing up unequal – Young women’s health

Our latest Issues Paper, Growing up unequal: how sex and gender impact young women’s health and wellbeing, takes a comprehensive look at how sex and gender expectations impact health outcomes for young women, ultimately finding that the most effective way to reduce the risk of poor physical, emotional and mental health outcomes for women is to create a more equal society for girls to grow up in.

View the Full issues paper, fact sheet and infographics


Issues Paper: Serving up inequality – Women and food

Our recent Issues Paper, Serving up inequality: how sex and gender impact women’s relationship with food, explores various aspects of women’s health relating to food. When it comes to food, women’s health is influenced by more than the nutrients consumed. Though biological factors of sex and life-stage affect women’s nutritional needs, women’s food choices and dietary practices are strongly influenced by structural, social and economic factors.

View the Full issues paper, fact sheet and infographics


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WHV in the news

1800 My Options 1,300 Calls

1800 My Options cited in 'WHV Web Article' 05/07/18. Read more

Cancer service marks 15th anniversary

WHV Counterpart Service cited in 'Health Victoria' 12/06/18. Read more

Lucky we Victorian women already had this sorted right?

WHV cited in 'The Age' 10/06/18. Read more

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