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July 2016

A deeper perception of health data 22 July 2016

June 2016

Classes will help women with cancer regain mobility and strength 28 June 2016
Does your vulva hurt? : you could have vulvodynia 3 June 2016

May 2016

Family Violence Steering Committee unveiled to overhaul our broken system 31 May 2016

April 2016

Breast cancer survivors offer Bridge of Support for current sufferers at Sunshine Hospital 21 April 2016
Encouraging gender stereotypes isn’t harmless 13 April 2016

January 2016

Labiaplasty : online video could deter women from seeking surgery, study finds 21 January 2016

December 2015

Melton tops regional teen pregnancy list 10 December 2015
Victorian Upper House passes abortion clinic protest buffer zone law 10 December 2015

November 2015

Protesters angry at Vic abortion law 27 November 2015
Victoria's world-class public health services honoured 19 November 2015
Female genital cosmetic surgery : investigating the role of the general practitioner 19 November 2015
New guide putting a stop to violence before it occurs 19 November 2015
Family violence prevention funding boost 19 November 2015

October 2015

It's still our bodies and our choice 23 October 2015
Community bands together to protect women’s reproductive rights 23 October 2015
MPs may be given free vote on late-term abortion Bill 23 October 2015
Barriers to abortion remain in Victoria seven years after decriminalisation 12 October 2015

September 2015

Fiona Patten To Introduce Bill For Harassment-Free Zones Around Abortion Clinics 9 September 2015

August 2015

Rita Butera's continuing campaign for women's health 31 August 2015
Women being 'upsold' into labiaplasty by cosmetic clinics, say health experts 31 August 2015
Vic law change for abortion centres 31 August 2015
What’s normal, anyway? GPs should discourage women from unnecessary genital surgery 6 August 2015
Suicide and suicidal behaviour in women : issues and prevention 6 August 2015

July 2015

The many reasons women choose to have vaginal surgery 16 July 2015
Melton Council focused on creating gender equality in the workplace 14 July 2015

April 2015

Family violence, where do we start? 13 April 2015

March 2015

'My vagina's all over the place' 3 March 2015

November 2014

Coalition commitment to extend BreaCan funding to support rural and regional women with cancer 28 November 2014

October 2014

Victorian state election: major parties vow to maintain abortion law 28 October 2014
Time is right to take a stand 22 October 2014

September 2014

Anti-abortionists target state's most marginal seat 29 September 2014
Workplaces the starting point for new campaign to prevent violence against women 22 September 2014
Napthine Government helping local communities to prevent family violence 16 September 2014

June 2014

The Labia Library shows that all vaginas are normal 30 June 2014
The Labia Library : reassuring women their vaginas are totally normal 30 June 2014
More help needed for mental illness 25 June 2014

May 2014

Anti-abortion 'tummy eggs' comment is no laughing matter 9 May 2014
Australian bill to end sex-selective abortions and infanticide called ‘toxic’ and ‘radical’ by media 9 May 2014
MP compares abortion to killing snake eggs 8 May 2014
Shaw's views are based on 'myths and misconceptions'. 8 May 2014

March 2014

Abortion is a safe, legal and important service for Victorian women 19 March 2014

February 2014

Action is needed in addressing alcohol addiction in older women 24 February 2014

November 2013

WHV's Labia Library promoted in 'Vagina Diaries' article 28 November 2013
Funding needed for WHV's Take A Stand Program 26 November 2013
WHV employment opportunity: Policy Officer (0.8 FTE) 26 November 2013
WHV Seminar - Economic Abuse: The hidden cost of family violence 20 November 2013
Beyond the “sext”: Technology-facilitated violence and harassment against women [Audio recording] 1 November 2013

October 2013

Abortion facts : women's health at risk from doctors who refuse to refer for abortion 29 October 2013
WHV employment opportunity: BreaCan Programs and Project Officer 21 October 2013
Beyond the “sext” : Technology-facilitated violence and harassment against women - FREE SEMINAR 21 October 2013
Talking about Miley Cyrus could improve women's mental health 8 October 2013

September 2013

Call for action on abortion in Victoria and globally 27 September 2013
WHV Workshop: Applied Gender Analysis - 22 October 2013 25 September 2013
Website launched for women questioning whether their vagina looks normal : the Labia Library 16 September 2013
WHV employment opportunity: Communications Coordinator – Part Time (2 days per week) 11 September 2013
WHV Annual General Meeting: 28 October 2013 10 September 2013
Social media for feminist advocacy with Dr Jill Tomlinson, the administrator of Destroy the Joint [PowerPoint Presentation] 10 September 2013

August 2013

Not the full story : Anti-abortion claims on RU486 published in The Age 13 August 2013

July 2013

WHV Workshop: Women, Food and Physical Activity - 6 August 2013 5 July 2013
WHV Seminar: Social Media for Feminist Advocacy with Dr Jill Tomlinson, the Administrator of Destroy the Joint - 31 July 2013 1 July 2013

June 2013

Violence against women – let’s get serious 27 June 2013

May 2013

World No Tobacco Day : Call to ban smoking in outdoor dining and drinking areas good for women 31 May 2013
Access to contraception is a human right 28 May 2013
Women's budget highlights 2013-14 20 May 2013

March 2013

Young women needed for focus group 27 March 2013
WHV employment opportunity: Project Officer - Take A Stand 18 March 2013
Wish list for International Women's Day 7 March 2013
International Women’s Day: Take action on women’s health, empowerment and equality 4-8 March 2013 1 March 2013

February 2013

Women seek risky cosmetic surgery because they don't know what normal genitals look like 5 February 2013

December 2012

Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery - FREE FORUM - 6 February 2013 14 December 2012

November 2012

16 Days of Activism to Eliminate Gender Violence : 25 Nov - 10 Dec 21 November 2012

October 2012

WHV employment opportunity: BreaCan Manager 29 October 2012
A world without restraining orders 29 October 2012
Poor food and dieting make women sick 15 October 2012
Positive women's mental health doesn't happen in a vacuum 9 October 2012
Why food is a gender issue : Women and Food Issues Paper 8 October 2012
Body and Soul social media campaign for Mental Health Week 8-12 October 2012 5 October 2012
Survey: The Index online gateway to women's health and wellbeing data 1 October 2012

September 2012

Call for action on abortion in Victoria and globally 28 September 2012
Body image and Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 4 September 2012
Increased family violence reporting not all bad 3 September 2012

August 2012

Promoting health, empowerment and equality for women at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 31 August 2012
Women's Health Victoria Training Calendar 2012 to 2013 17 August 2012
Women’s Health Victoria is on Facebook 7 August 2012

July 2012

Ad found to be objectifying women 20 July 2012
WHV employment opportunity: BreaCan Diversity Project Officer 12 July 2012
WHV employment opportunity: Administrative / Executive Support Officer 2 July 2012

June 2012

Response to 'The Terminators: using abortion as a form of contraception' 27 June 2012

May 2012

Women inequity and heart disease forum - free event - 27 June 2012 25 May 2012

April 2012

WHV employment opportunity: BreaCan Programs Officer 17 April 2012

March 2012

Premier called to act on violence 23 March 2012
Women's Health Victoria flies violence prevention flag in London 22 March 2012
Still a long way to go on International Women's Day 8 March 2012
Young women and alcohol: free seminar 1 March 2012

December 2011

Family violence and the workplace - employers can do something about it 6 December 2011
Business recognises role in preventing violence against women 2 December 2011

November 2011

Employers urged to support violence prevention against women 25 November 2011
We are all responsible for preventing violence against women 22 November 2011
Advertisers’ new Code includes objectification of women 15 November 2011
Gillard Government to deliver historic payrise for social and community workers 15 November 2011
Cervical screening in Australia 2008-2009 report 3 November 2011

October 2011

Male business leaders champion best practice for gender equality 13 October 2011
Preventing women’s suicide – Mental Health Week 7 October 2011

September 2011

WHV employment opportunity: BreaCan Information and Support Officer 13 September 2011

August 2011

Suicide an issue for women too 23 August 2011
Productivity Commission ignores the experiences of women with disabilities 11 August 2011

July 2011

Women with disabilities fall through the cracks 29 July 2011
Appointment of new Manager for BreaCan 25 July 2011

June 2011

Employment opportunity: Women's Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West 30 June 2011
WHV employment opportunity: Business Manager 28 June 2011
WHV employment opportunity: BreaCan Manager 10 June 2011

May 2011

Gender specific approaches needed to tackle women’s smoking 30 May 2011

April 2011

Sex Discrimination Commissioner to lead review of the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Australian Defence Force 13 April 2011

March 2011

Women, health and ageing: findings from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health 31 March 2011
CEDAW action plan for women in Australia 8 March 2011
New national register for domestic and family violence orders 7 March 2011
National plan to reduce violence against women and their children 2010-2022 7 March 2011

January 2011

WHV employment opportunity: 'Stand Up' Program Development Coordinator 21 January 2011
National women’s health policy 2010 4 January 2011

December 2010

Health impacts of smoking for women shows a gender sensitive approach to prevention is needed 22 December 2010
Encouragement for other states who seek to reform outdated abortion laws with new documentary launch 1 December 2010

November 2010

Workplace programs that address domestic violence are vital and should be expanded 25 November 2010
Women's Health Victoria new Executive Director 16 November 2010
Victorian women's health and wellbeing strategy 2010-2014 15 November 2010

October 2010

More workplaces need to take domestic violence seriously: WHV 25 October 2010
WHV calls for gender sensitive approach to mental health 13 October 2010
WHV workshop: Advocacy in health promotion 12 October 2010
Victoria’s three main political parties recognise women’s health as a priority area 12 October 2010
WHV calls for statewide strategy on sexual and reproductive health 6 October 2010
Improving safety of psychiatric wards for women a crucial step 5 October 2010

September 2010

Morning after pill - not just for the morning after 27 September 2010
WHV workshop: Considering gender and mental health 20 September 2010
Attempted suicide more common among Australian women than men 9 September 2010

July 2010

Youth violence response must not overlook violence against young women by their partners 16 July 2010
Roadmap to Australian health reform released 7 July 2010
UN body to promote equality for women an historic initiative 5 July 2010
Australian attitudes to early and late abortion: survey results 5 July 2010
Ending violence against women globally 2 July 2010

June 2010

Gender equality blueprint 2010 is the way forward 23 June 2010
Comprehensive support for pregnancy, birth and baby just a phone call away 21 June 2010
After 30 years, paid maternity leave finally delivered 18 June 2010
Governments have an obligation to promote healthier portrayal of women in advertising 17 June 2010
10 point plan partners and endorsees 17 June 2010
Victorian Commissioner calls for pay equity for women 17 June 2010
Cardiovascular disease a major threat to Australian women 17 June 2010
Commission opposes all forms of female genital mutilation 17 June 2010
Indigenous women's health strategy released 17 June 2010
Women’s health advocates call for Australian clinical guidelines to ensure equal representation of women in medical trials 10 June 2010

May 2010

Victorian framework to improve response to violence against women 27 May 2010
Major health reforms funded in 2010-2011 federal budget 14 May 2010
Gynaecological cancer projections 2010-2015 14 May 2010
First national male health policy launched 14 May 2010
First phase of Sex Discrimination Act reform now assured 14 May 2010
Professional indemnity insurance for midwives 14 May 2010
National paid parental leave scheme proposed 14 May 2010
Victorian budget provides $14m to shift attitudes on domestic violence 14 May 2010
Australia's human rights framework released 14 May 2010
Stronger Equal Opportunity Act great news for the community 14 May 2010

April 2010

WHV relocating to 255 Bourke Street 9 April 2010
10 point plan partners and endorsees 9 April 2010

March 2010

A landmark day for Australian nurses and midwives 18 March 2010
The impact of a sustained gender wage gap on the Australian economy 18 March 2010
National Women’s Alliances established 18 March 2010
Overview of gender differences in OECD countries 16 March 2010
A National Health and Hospitals Network for Australia’s future 16 March 2010
Australian delegation attends UN Commission on the Status of Women 16 March 2010
Ovarian cancer in Australia: an overview 2010 16 March 2010
Review of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act 1999: consultation report 16 March 2010

January 2010

Maternal safe eating guidelines updated 25 January 2010
Launch of Year of Women in Local Government 25 January 2010
Better screens and care for breast cancer sufferers 25 January 2010

December 2009

10 point plan for Victorian women's health 2010-2014 21 December 2009

November 2009

Gender inequality still alive and well: Maxine Morand 30 November 2009
White Ribbon Day statement by federal Minister for the Status of Women 27 November 2009
A right to respect: Victoria’s plan to prevent violence against women 2010-2020 27 November 2009
Making it fair: pay equity and associated issues related to increasing female participation in the workforce 27 November 2009
Fourth national mental health plan 2009-2014 27 November 2009
Women and health: WHO report 27 November 2009
Pay equity test case extremely important 9 November 2009
Efforts to reduce violence against women 9 November 2009
Proposed national strategy on body image 9 November 2009
More cases of breast cancer, but fewer deaths 9 November 2009
'Because I am a girl' report launched 9 November 2009
Funding to improve women’s participation in local government 9 November 2009

October 2009

National Human Rights Consultation report released 14 October 2009
The health and economic benefits of reducing disease risk factors 14 October 2009

September 2009

Women’s and Children’s Hospitals Australasia Conference 2009 30 September 2009
Analysis of domestic violence laws in Australia 25 September 2009
Australian position statement on ovarian cancer screening 25 September 2009
Women face barriers to becoming corporate board directors 25 September 2009
Assisted reproduction statistics and trends 25 September 2009
Accumulating poverty: women’s experiences of inequality over the lifecycle 25 September 2009
Building a 21st century primary health care system : draft strategy 11 September 2009
Advancing women’s rights and gender equality 11 September 2009
BreastScreen Australia monitoring report 2005-2006 11 September 2009

August 2009

The impact of the recession on women 28 August 2009
Domestic violence and sexual assault national 1800 and online service 28 August 2009
EOWA survey on paid maternity leave, sex-based harassment initiatives, gender pay gap 21 August 2009
Report on reforms to professional indemnity insurance and prescribing powers of midwives 21 August 2009
Victorian Department of Human Services to be restructured 21 August 2009
Monitoring the Abortion Law Reform Act 19 August 2009

July 2009

Final report of the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission 28 July 2009
Better support for women with post and antenatal depression 28 July 2009
Review of laws to protect women and children 28 July 2009
New BreaCan website 28 July 2009

June 2009

Fundholder transfer from WHV to VWDN 12 June 2009
Review: equal opportunity for women in the workplace 12 June 2009
Campaign targets sexually transmitted infections 12 June 2009
National standards for the primary prevention of sexual assault through education 12 June 2009
2009 women’s budget statement 12 June 2009

May 2009

Women's Health Victoria online survey 19 May 2009
After 30 years, paid maternity leave finally in: a great first step 11 May 2009
Time for action: the National Council’s plan for Australia to reduce violence against women and their children 2009-2021 5 May 2009

April 2009

Victoria at cutting rdge of human rights reform 8 April 2009
Physical activity recommendations for older Australians 8 April 2009

March 2009

National Human Rights Consultation 20 March 2009
Women in Australia 2009 report 20 March 2009
Because mental health matters: Victorian mental health reform strategy 2009-19 20 March 2009
National mental health policy launched 20 March 2009
New national women’s health policy: consultation discussion paper 2009 18 March 2009
Australia overturns ban on AusAID funding for abortion 11 March 2009
Optional protocol for CEDAW officially comes into force for Australia 11 March 2009
New WHV website is available for testing 1 March 2009

February 2009

New resource: Women's Health Information Package - Victorian bushfires and disaster recovery 26 February 2009
Victorian women’s policy framework 2008-2011 released 21 February 2009
Professional learning calendar launched 17 February 2009
International Women's Day events: 2 - 8 March 17 February 2009
Women's human rights education kit launched 6 February 2009
Australian Government lodges latest CEDAW implementation reports 4 February 2009