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Women’s equality is at the centre of all of our work.  

Women’s health outcomes are shaped by the unequal distribution of power and resources, discrimination, and harmful gender norms and practices.  Examples of structural inequality include the under-representation of women in leadership roles, the gender pay gap and under-funding of programs and services for women (such as women’s refuges and women’s sports).  

Gender Equity

Gender norms and practices that support inequality include rigid stereotypes about how men and women should behave, and ideas about the roles that women and men should play in the home, the workplace and society.  

Women’s Health Victoria works to challenge and shift these social norms, change laws and policies, and empower women, in order to produce more equal outcomes for everyone.  

By promoting women’s equality, we can create a healthier, more equitable and safer Victoria.  

Everyone stands to benefit from gender equality, including men, women and gender diverse people. Women experience specific forms of inequality based on sex and gender that negatively impact their health and wellbeing. That’s why Women’s Health Victoria focuses on strategies for achieving women’s equality specifically, as well as gender equity for all.

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Publications and Resources

Women’s Health Victoria produces publications and resources on a wide range of gender equity issues.

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Training and Events

We offer a range of training and professional development workshops for individuals and workplaces to build knowledge and skills in topics relating to gender equity.

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Victorian Women's Health Atlas

You can view & compare sex-disaggregated data relating to gender equity at state-wide, regional & local government levels using the Victorian Women’s Health Atlas. Observe trends over time & download factsheets.

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Gender Equality in Advertising

Advertising shapes and reinforces gendered ideas about what it means to be a woman or man and how we are valued in our society. Read about our work to eliminate sexism in advertising!

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Making Space for Women

The planning of community spaces and public art can promote gender equity and prevention of violence against women. Read about our work to improve the representation and inclusion of women and girls in public spaces.

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Accredited Training in Gender Equity

Find out about how you - as a training provider, workplace or potential learner - can share in the knowledge and skills and be part of the solution. Become the voice for gender equality in the workplace and community.

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Are you interested in the work Women’s Health Victoria is doing in Gender Equity and want to get involved?

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