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Power to prevent: urgent actions needed to stop sexual harassment at work: Joint statement 2020

|Published: 06 February 2020
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6 February 2020

A group of more than 100 diverse organisations, unions, researchers, peak bodies, health professionals and lawyers are calling for State, Territory and Federal Governments to take urgent and coordinated action to prevent and respond to sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.

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Submission on Religious Discrimination Bill Second Exposure Draft

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.

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Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health: Draft report

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.

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Forum Proceedings: Access and Equity II: Inclusive and culturally diverse SRH services in Victoria

Women's Health Victoria |Published: 14 January 2020
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14 January 2020

This forum sought to identify ways to build and develop services to better meet the needs of people from communities traditionally underserved by sexual and reproductive health services.

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Towards gender transformative change: a guide for practitioners

Varley C, Rich S. |Published: 03 December 2019
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3 December 2019

This Knowledge Paper explores the key elements of ‘gender transformative practice’ and how these can be applied by specialist practitioners and organisations working to create gender transformative change to prevent violence against women and family violence.

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Submission to Inquiry into gender responsive budgeting

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.

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Reporting sexist advertising: a toolkit for consumers

McKenzie M, Bugden M, Pierorazio N |Published: 28 November 2019
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28 November 2019

This toolkit outlines how sexist portrayals of women and men in advertising can be harmful, and presents a range of options for concerned consumers to lodge a complaint or take other action.

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Empowering consumers to call out sexism in advertising

Women's Health Victoria |Published: 28 November 2019
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28 November 2019

This toolkit informs consumers about how ads are regulated in Australia, the rules advertisers are supposed to follow, and how to make a complaint.

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Statement from the Women's Mental Health Alliance

Women's Mental Health Alliance |Published: 27 November 2019
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27 November 2019

A new alliance of women’s health organisations, consumer bodies, community services, human rights bodies, clinicians and researchers has been convened in the context of the Victorian Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System. There is an urgent need for an increased focus on the mental health of women and girls.

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New alliance calls for urgent action on the mental health of women and girls

Women's Health Victoria |Published: 27 November 2019
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27 November 2019

A new Women’s Mental Health Alliance has been established to advocate for a stronger focus on the mental health of women and girls.