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Women's Health Victoria |Published: July 2016
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2 July 2016

Safe access to abortion is good public health practice and plays an important role in supporting women’s health, equality and wellbeing. Access to medical abortion is associated with numerous potential benefits for women, including greater choice, as well as lower costs. However, in Victoria ongoing barriers to accessing medical abortion include high costs, the multiple appointments required, and a lack of services in rural and regional areas. In 2016 Women’s Health Victoria in partnership with Family Planning Victoria and the Royal Women’s Hospital held two forums relating to access to medical abortion in Victoria.

Clearinghouse Connector on online gendered harassment
Women's Health Victoria |Published: May 2016
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1 May 2016

This Clearinghouse Connector explores gendered online harassment on social media platforms and includes local and international advocacy and policy work by governments as well as women themselves. It features free up to date resources.

Abortion after 24 weeks
Women's Health Victoria |Published: May 2016
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6 May 2016

This fact sheet sets out questions and answers relating to abortion after 24 weeks in Victoria.

Infant Viablity Bill 2015 fact sheet
Women's Health Victoria |Published: May 2016
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6 May 2016

The Infant Viability Bill was tabled in the Victorian Parliament in 2015. This fact sheet addresses concerns relating to abortion after 24 weeks.

Senate Inquiry into domestic violence and gender inequality submission
Women's Health Victoria |Published: April 2016
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4 April 2016

Women’s Health Victoria’s submission focuses on the role of the Commonwealth Government and opportunities for national reform in relation to domestic violence and gender inequality.

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Women's Health Victoria |Published: 30 March 2016
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30 March 2016

Women’s Health Victoria (WHV) welcomes the report of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and the Victorian Government’s commitment to implement the recommendations in full.

Clearinghouse Connector on representation of women in advertising
Women's Health Victoria |Published: March 2016
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1 March 2016

This Clearinghouse Connector presents a selection of freely-available current research on the impact of advertising on women’s health and wellbeing.

Victorian gender equality strategy submission
Women's Health Victoria |Published: March 2016
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21 March 2016

Women’s Health Victoria’s submission provides a strong, evidence-based foundation for an effective and meaningful gender equality strategy for Victoria.

Submission in response to the Health 2040 Discussion Paper
Women's Health Victoria |Published: December 2015
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18 December 2015

Women’s Health Victoria’s submission on the Health 2040 discussion paper on the future of healthcare in Victoria has been developed in collaboration with, and with contributions from, the other members of the Women’s Health Association of Victoria (WHAV).

Safe access zones submission
Women's Health Victoria |Published: November 2015
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5 November 2015

Women’s Health Victoria strongly supports amending the Public Health and  Wellbeing Act 2008 to provide safe access zones to ensure that staff and patients can safely access premises at which abortions are provided.