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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 Plan 2018-2023.

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

WHV Training Calendar 2019

Workshops February to June

We offer a range of practical workshops to enable professionals to better plan services to respond to the particular needs of women. The Training Calendar provides an overview of forthcoming sessions, including scheduled dates and times, costs, and a brief summary of the content.

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Workshop: Safe and supported: Building workplace capacity to manage family violence

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 9.00 AM - 12.30 PM

This workshop is designed to build the capacity of workplaces to support their employees who are experiencing family violence. Disclosures of family violence are common after or during violence prevention training and/or workplace change programs.

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Workshop: Bystander action to prevent violence against women

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1.30 PM - 5.00 PM

This three-hour active bystander training supports participants to speak up when confronted with everyday sexism and sexual harassment, as well as a range of behaviours and attitudes that justify, excuse, blame, trivialise or minimise violence against women.

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Issues Paper: Advertising (in)equality: the impacts of gender inequality in advertising on health and wellbeing

WHV's latest Issues Paper provides an overview of significant literature currently published on the nature of gender portrayals in advertising, and the impacts of these representations on women’s health and wellbeing, gender inequality and attitudes and behaviours that support violence against women.

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Issues Paper: Great expectations: how gendered expectations shape early mothering experiences

WHV's recent issues paper explores the mismatch between expectations of pregnancy and early motherhood and the reality of many women’s experiences, and how this impacts on women's health and wellbeing. Mothers need more realistic, holistic and supportive responses from society, health professionals, their families and themselves. The paper makes recommendations for actions to support improved outcomes in early motherhood.

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Knowledge Paper: “I never realised they were so different”: understanding the impact of the Labia Library

WHV's newest paper “I never knew they were so different” explores the impact of the Labia Library by analysing feedback provided by almost 3,000 visitors. It is the second of our  Knowledge Papers – designed to capture feedback and learnings from delivery of Women’s Health Victoria’s programs and resources.

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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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