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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 2018-2023.

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


Gender Equity In Action Workshop

Thursday 13th Dec 2018 – 10.00am to 4.00pm

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

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Issues Paper Launch - Great Expectations

Tuesday 20 November 2018 – 3.00 to 5.00pm

Join us for the launch of WHV's latest issues paper exploring how gendered expectations shape early mothering experiences.

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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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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.

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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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