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Poster for event - Think Again 2nd December

Think again: Why sex and gender (still) matter in women’s health

Date: Monday 02 December |  Time: 9:30am - 4:00pm  | Location: Rydges Melbourne 186 Exhibition Street Melbourne VIC
This is a free event.

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About the event:

Join international experts in gender equity and gender transformative practice, Lorraine Greaves PhD and Nancy Poole PhD, from the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health (British Columbia, Canada) for an interactive symposium exploring why sex and gender matter more than ever to effective action on key women’s health issues, with a focus on mental health and substance use.

Drs Greaves and Poole will be joined by Australian experts for a series of workshops that will engage practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and health and social services workers in the use of sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA+) tools and gender transformative frameworks.

The symposium will begin with a plenary presentation from Drs Greaves and Poole, followed by a panel discussion drawing in intersectional perspectives, as well as work on masculinities by Our Watch and VicHealth.

Participants will then choose break-out sessions discussing the importance of sex, gender and gender transformative approaches to mental health, substance use, trauma and body image for women and men. Participants will work with sex- and gender-based analysis (SGBA+) tools and gender transformative frameworks to consider the impact of these issues in their own settings.

For more information about the day, please see our event flyer [PDF version] and  [Word version]

For other queries, please contact Phoebe Myatt at Women’s Health Victoria at phoebe.myatt@whv.org.au or (03) 9664 9300.

This symposium is presented by Women’s Health Victoria in partnership with VicHealth and Our Watch, and supported by the Victorian Government.

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