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Women’s Health East is a regional women’s health promotion agency working across the Eastern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne. We work to improve the health and wellbeing of girls and women.
Our website aims to offer women in the region information about services and programs available to them. It is also designed to offer people working and studying within the region with information about women’s health and wellbeing – particularly in relation to the priority areas of: Preventing Violence against Women, Enhancing Sexual and Reproductive Health and Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing.
On behalf of the staff and Board of Governance at Women’s Health East - WELCOME!
New Fact Sheets
Women’s Health East has developed an updated set of gendered fact sheets on a range of topics relating to women’s health and wellbeing. The fact sheets include sex disaggregated data and information that is specific to women in the Eastern Metropolitan Region. These fact sheets are designed for people working in the health and community sector.
EMR Gendered Demographic Profiles
Women's Health East has updated Eastern Metropolitan Region's demographic data available which includes localised gendered data for the Health and Community Sector to use in their planning for 2013-2017.
Doha Declaration on Climate, Health and Wellbeing
Health and medical organisations from around the world are calling for the protection and promotion of health to be made the one of the central priorities of global and national policy responses to climate change.
For more information on how climate change effects women, view Women's Health East's new fact sheet on Women and Climate Change.
Women's Health East have signed the Declaration. Individuals and organisations can sign. Click the link to join.
Prevention of Violence Against Women Overview
The key purpose of the document is to provide a useful resource for practitioners working in the community and health sector in the EMR. It is hoped that the document will contribute towards an increased understanding of Prevention of Violence Against Women and its gendered nature, and to provide a local context to primary prevention work happening in the region.
This document has been developed by WHE as an accompanying document to Women’s Health Victoria’s (WHV) (2009) Women and Violence Issues Paper. Whilst WHV’s Women and Violence Issues Paper provides a comprehensive review of key issues and definitions around women’s experiences of violence, populations most at risk, and the consequences of violence, this document will provide the wider context for PVAW – at a national, state and local level - and present a case for effective prevention practice in addressing the core determinants of violence.
Eastern Media Advocacy Project
Women’s Health East together with Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault (ECASA), Eastern Domestic Violence Service (EDVOS) and the Women’s Domestic Violence Crisis Service (WDVCS) are committed to ensuring that the voices of women who have experienced family violence and sexual assault are heard through the media and public events. Our work aims to influence a change in community attitudes and promote prevention of violence against women.
Women survivors of sexual assault and family violence in the EMR are available to share some of their experiences and bring a human face to help stop violence against women.
The advocates challenge many of the commonly held beliefs around sexual assault and family violence; are able to correct misconceptions and stereotypes about victims; and can support the Victorian Government and Victorian Police in ensuring that perpetrators be held accountable.
Twenty six women have been trained to be volunteer media and public speaking advocates. The advocates are now available for public speaking and media work.
If you would like to request working with these advocates or to find out more about the project please contact Loren Imbriano from Women’s Health East on 8873 3700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Health East has released a Data Book on women in Melbourne’s eastern region, comprising the local government areas (LGAs) of Boroondara, Knox, Maroondah, Manningham, Monash, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges.
The Data Book includes statistical information extracted from a range of reputable population and health data sources in order to build a comprehensive profile of women across the LGAs. It serves as a resource for gender-specific population health and wellbeing planning in the region. The Data Book brings together (into one resource) current statistical information about women in Melbourne’s east, thereby providing planners with the impetus to find out more about women’s needs, determine gaps, and develop appropriate program and service responses.
Hard copies of the Data Book are available to purchase for $25.00 which includes postage. To order the Data Book please fill out the Data Book Order Form and send to back to Women's Health East.
Ongoing Website Evaluation
We are also delighted with the response so far regarding our new website – we will continue to build and further develop content and would welcome your comments. Complete the website evaluation here. If there is anything else that you would like to let us know about in terms of women’s health and wellbeing, please feel free to email us on email@example.com.
The Well Women’s Clinic, formerly located at WHE is now situated at Maroondah Social and Community Health Centre (EACH), 75 Patterson Street, Ringwood East. Appointments can be made by contacting (03) 9837 3999.
Last revised 10-01-2013.