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Women's mental health in the context of COVID-19 cover image
Women's Mental Health Alliance |Published: 16 June 2020
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16 June 2020

This policy brief summarises the evidence for the impact of COVID-19 on women's mental health, and makes recommendations for government actions to better support women’s mental health during the COVID-19 response and recovery. 

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Women's Health Victoria |Published: 15 June 2020
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15 June 2020

1800 My Options - Victoria’s pro-choice, free and confidential phone line for sexual and reproductive health - today received its 10,000th call since launching in March 2018. 

Gender equity and women's organisations unite on COVID 19 Joint Statement image
|Published: Victorian gender equity and women's organisations
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2 April 2020

50 organisations committed to gender equity and women across Victoria have made a joint statement calling for State and Federal Governments to recognise the gendered impacts of COVID-19.

Submission to Parliamentary Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria cover image
Women's Health Victoria |Published: 16 March 2020
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16 March 2020

This submission emphasises the importance of considering both the gendered drivers of homelessness, and the specific needs of women experiencing homelessness, in any prevention and response efforts.

Australian Government must act on sexual harassment report recommendations media release image, Australian Government must act on sexual harassment report recommendations media release image
Power to Prevent Coalition |Published: 05 March 2020
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5 March 2020

The Power to Prevent Coalition, representing over 100 organisations in the legal, health, community, family violence, business and union sectors, strongly supports the recommendations of the Sex Discrimination Commissioner’s report into sexual harassment at work. We call on the Australian Government to take this crucial opportunity to join with civil society to make the changes needed to make Australian workplaces safer, healthier and more respectful for all.

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Women's Health Victoria |Published: 03 March 2020
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3 March 2020

This interactive symposium explores 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.

Submission on Religious Discrimination Bill Second Exposure Draft cover image
Women's Health Victoria |Published: 03 February 2020
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3 February 2020

This submission outlines the reasons WHV opposes the Religious Discrimination Bill.

Submission on Draft report of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health cover image
Women's Health Victoria |Published:
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23 January 2020

Overall WHV supports the areas for reform outlined in the draft report. However, all reform areas need to integrate a sex- and gender-based analysis to ensure mental health services and prevention efforts address the sex-based and gendered determinants of mental health specific to women and girls.

Submission to Inquiry Into Gender Responsive Budgeting cover image
Women's Health Victoria |Published: 29 November 2019
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29 November 2019

This submission draws on WHV's specialist expertise in gender equity and women's health to demonstrate the importance of a comprehensive approach to Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) in achieving gender equality.

Community responses to gender portrayals in advertising research paper cover image
Gurrieri L, McKenzie M, Bugden M. |Published: 29 October 2019
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24 October 2019

This study explores the responses of Victorian community members to gender portrayals in advertising. The study suggests that community members perceive that stereotyped gender portrayals and sexualised images of women are common in advertising, and that these portrayals pressure women and men to conform to limiting stereotypes, have negative impacts on health and wellbeing, and may support attitudes that cause violence against women.