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Healthy activity, healthy weight, healthy women

Publisher: Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, 2003 Status – Current The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) offers the first opportunity in Australia to explore the relationships between physical activity and weight and the development and progression of chronic disease in three cohorts of Australian women.  The study also provides the opportunity to track […]

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Health in Rural and remote areas of Australia

Publisher: Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, 2003 Status – CURRENT Younger rural women’s aspirations and life experiences are very different from those of their city cousins (see Figures 1 and 2). Rural women marry younger and have more children, at an earlier age, than urban women. They are also less likely to have completed high […]

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Abortion Policy

Publisher: Australian Women’s Health Network, 2002 Status – CURRENT The Australian Women’s Health Network recognises that access to safe termination of pregnancy services is an important women’s health issue but that there is a wide range of ethical and religious beliefs regarding abortion in the Australian community. Despite the diversity of views, the vast majority of […]

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ABORTION AND BREAST CANCER POLICY

Publisher: Australian Women’s Health Network, 2002 Status – CURRENT The Australian Women’s Health Network recognises that there is controversy about whether induced abortion increases the risk of breast cancer but that the best available evidence indicates that induced abortion does not increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer later in life.

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Five-year Review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing + 5) held in the General Assembly, 5 – 9 June 2000

Publisher: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women Status – CURRENT The aim of the Beijing Declaration is to “advance the goals of equality, development and peace for all women everywhere in the interest of all humanity”. The website includes all documents, agendas, statements and other information relevant to the 5, 10 and […]

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United Nations millennium goals

Publisher: United Nations, September 2000 Status – CURRENT The United Nations Millennium Declaration commits world leaders to combat poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and discrimination against women. The MDGs, erived from this, comprise eight goals that all 191 UN Member States have agreed to achieve by the year 2015

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Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health: Annual Report- First Five years

Publisher: Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, 1999 Status – Current The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (now known as the Women’s Health Australia Project (WHA)) commenced in June 1995 as a result of initiatives arising from the National Women’s Health Policy. The project has two components: large scale surveys of three ‘main’ cohorts of women […]

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Beijing declaration and platform for action

Publisher: United Nations. Fourth World Conference on Women, 1995 Status – CURRENT The Platform for Action is an agenda for women’s empowerment. It aims at … removing all the obstacles to women’s active participation in all spheres of public and private life through a full and equalshare in economic, social, cultural and political decision-making. This means […]

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National women’s health policy : advancing women’s health in Australia

Published: Australian Women’s Health Network, 1989
Status – NOT CURRENT

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The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Publisher: UN General Assembly, 1979 Status – CURRENT The Convention provides the basis for realizing equality between women and men through ensuring women’s equal access to, and equal opportunities in, political and public life — including the right to vote and to stand for election — as well as education, health and employment. States parties agree to […]

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