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Academic consultant required to undertake literature review

Women’s Health West seeks an academic for a private consultancy to undertake a rigorous literature review to investigate and determine the key health influences of health inequities associated with sexual… Read the full article »

Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

February 6 is International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, condemn the practice not the people #endFGM

The elimination of FGM: what works

What is Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)? According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), FGM ‘comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or other… Read the full article »

Welcome to Women's Health West

Women’s Health West is committed to improving equity and justice for women in Melbourne’s western region. We deliver family violence services and undertake health promotion actions. If you are in immediate danger call the police on 000. To escape family violence contact us on 9689 9588 or Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre on 1800 015 188.

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Feature: Come celebrate International Women's Day with us!


We are planning a fun, free community event for 4 March 2015 in Footscray to celebrate International Women’s Day – come along! There’ll be food and performances, and we’ll be launching some short films, followed by a Q&A panel with the women involved. Childminding will be provided. Please feel free to wear traditional dress. Register here or call us on 9689 9588.