Why Women’s Health?

Publisher:Women’s Health Victoria, 2001


Written by Kim Johnstone, Sarah Brown and Marilyn Beaumont of Women’s Health Victoria, this report answers the questions about why there is a need for gender specific health research, services,  practice, and policy.

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Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence: Summary and recommendations

Publisher: State of Victoria, March 2016

Status – CURRENT

In response to a number of family violence related deaths in Victoria, The Commission was asked to make practical recommendations to achieve the following outcomes: prevention, early intervention, support, perpetrator accountability, systematic response, community and government response, evaluation and measurement of the success of strategies, frameworks, policies, programs and services introduced to put a stop family violence.

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Women’s Health Victoria Clearinghouse

Publisher: Clearinghouse – Current

Status – CURRENT

Women’s Health Victoria is a not-for-profit organisation focussed on improving the lives of Victorian women. WHV undertake strategic health promotion and advocacy to improve women’s health,and provide a number of direct services.  The WHV Clearinghouse is an information service and library that supports the work of Women’s Health Victoria, and builds the capacity of others to incorporate a gendered approach to health.  The Clearinghouse specialises in women’s health policy, health promotion, preventative health, health determinants, and advocacy in the Australian and Victorian context.

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Priorities for Victorian women’s health 2014-2018

Published: Women’s Health Association of Victoria, March 2014

Status – CURRENT

Recommends that the Victorian Government women’s health policy and action platform should include:

  1. Development of a statewide sexual and reproductive health strategy;
  2. Investment and leadership in the primary prevention of violence against women;
  3. Research and action on women in a changing society, specifically the impacts of climate change on the health of Victorian women;
  4. Development of a gendered mental health and wellbeing plan;
  5. Further investment in the Victorian Women’s Health Program to implement initiatives arising from the actions above.
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