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Looking for an overview or in-depth coverage of a particular women’s health or gender equity issue? Explore our recent publications by topic, publication type, year and audience. Earlier publications are available to view and download via the WHV Library online catalogue.

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Supporting gender equity education: a research project to inform gender equity units of competency

Clemans A, Subban P, Gleeson J, Komarzynski L |Published: 27 September 2019
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6 November 2019

This report documents the evidence base, as identified by Monash University, to inform the pedagogical approach required to teach and assess the new accredited Course in Gender Equity (22521VIC). It provides a teaching framework which has informed the unit development and will be used to inform teaching practice.

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Reports reveal our attitudes to sexist ads and how the industry can improve

RMIT University, Women's Health Victoria |Published: 29 October 2019
| Posted:
29 October 2019
People are sick of sexist ads and the harm they cause but feel powerless to change them, according to new research released today by RMIT University and Women's Health Victoria.
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Addressing and preventing sexist advertising: an analysis of local and global promising practice

Gurrieri L, Hoffman R. |Published: 29 October 2019
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29 October 2019

This research paper explores the efficacy of interventions that aim to address sexism or promote progressive gender representations in advertising, highlighting examples of local and global promising practice.

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Women's Health Victoria Annual Report 2018 - 2019

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

Reviews the activities, and achievements of Women’s Health Victoria for the period July 2018 to June 2019.

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Counterpart Year In Review 2018 - 2019

Counterpart |Published: 28 October 2019
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28 October 2019

The Year In Review celebrates the highlights and essence of the Counterpart service - women supporting women with cancer - over the last financial year.

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Highlighting 25 years as champions for women

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

For 25 years, Women’s Health Victoria has been at the forefront of many contemporary issues and advances in women’s health and gender equality through advocacy, policy, training and support. This snapshot highlights key WHV achievements, year-by-year, from 1993 to 2018.

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Community responses to gender portrayals in advertising: a research paper

Gurrieri L, McKenzie M, Bugden M. |Published: 29 October 2019
| Posted:
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.

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Addressing and preventing sexist advertising: a snapshot of promising practice

Barr M, McKenzie M. |Published: 29 October 2019
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24 October 2019

This research summary provides a snapshot of the analysis undertaken by RMIT’s Dr Lauren Gurrieri and Dr Rob Hoffman – Addressing and preventing sexist advertising: An analysis of local and global promising practice – which considers how problematic gender portrayals in advertising can be addressed. 

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Submission to Australian Association of National Advertisers Code of ethics review

Women's Health Victoria |Published: 18 October 2019
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18 October 2019

WHV's submission, endorsed by multiple agencies, makes 26 recommendations regarding the content of the code of ethics and related practice notes.

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Submission on the Religious Discrimination Bill First Exposure Draft

Women's Health Victoria |Published: 02 October 2019
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2 October 2019

WHV asserts that the exposure draft of the Religious Discrimination Bill privileges the right to religious freedom over the rights of women and marginalised groups to be free from discrimination and to access health, employment, education and other services.