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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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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
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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.

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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.

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New voice championing for Victorian women

Women's Health Victoria |Published: 7 August 2019
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7 August 2019

The Chair of Women's Health Victoria announced today the appointment of Dianne Hill as the new Chief Executive Officer.

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Spotlight on alcohol and women's health

Women's Health Victoria |Published: 24 July 2019
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24 July 2019

This Spotlight features a list of up-to-date and freely available research and resources on the topic of alcohol and women's health.

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Submission to Royal Commission Into Victoria's Mental Health System

Women's Health Victoria |Published:
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8 July 2019

WHV's submission focuses on the need for an intersectional gender-sensitive approach to be applied to all areas of mental health policy, health promotion and service provision.

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Submission to Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2019-2023

Women's Health Victoria |Published: 19 June 2019
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19 June 2019

WHV's submission to the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services responds to the ‘Areas for discussion’ questions in the consultation paper.