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Women's Health Victoria |Published: 15 December 2019
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15 December 2019

Our submission to the National Obesity Strategy consultation recommends that the National Obesity Strategy adopts a weight-inclusive framework that emphasises health over weight, takes a gendered approach to health promotion and takes an active role in reducing weight stigma.

Addressing and preventing sexist advertising an analysis of local and global promising practice cover image
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 |Published: 20 December 2019
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3 March 2020

Two short courses are available for people who are interested in learning about gender equity, the emerging roles in gender equity work, and how the Australian workplace is changing. These courses offer a pathway into employment or further study and have been developed for the Learn Local training provider to deliver.

Online courses in gender equity: Microcredentials brochure cover image
Women's Health Victoria |Published: 20 December 2019
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3 March 2020

The Gender Equity Microcredentials are online credentials that have been developed by industry for industry, ensuring their relevance to the professional development needs of the emerging workforce contributing to gender equality in the workplace.

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Women's Health Victoria |Published: 20 December 2019
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3 March 2020

The Course in Gender Equity is Australia’s first accredited gender equity training program. The course will equip individuals with the knowledge, skills and solutions to engage in gender equity work and identify and address gender equality issues in the workplace. 

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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.

Towards gender transformative change: a guide for practitioners cover  image
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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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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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.

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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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Women's Health Victoria |Published: 20 November 2019
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20 November 2019

This Spotlight features a list of up-to-date and freely available research and resources on the topic of trauma informed practice and women.

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Women's Health Victoria |Published:
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7 November 2019

’WHV’s Champions for Women’, announced on 28 October 2019, recognise women who have been at the forefront of women’s health, gender equality and sexual and reproductive rights.

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

Australian Association of National Advertisers Code of ethics review submission cover image
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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RMIT University, Women's Health Victoria |Published: 29 October 2019
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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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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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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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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.

Women's Health Victoria Annual Report 2018-2019 cover image
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.

Addressing and preventing sexist advertising: a snapshot of promising practice cover image
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.