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Do you live, work or study in the west of Melbourne?

  • Are you a young woman aged 16 to 24 years?
  • Want to make your voice heard?
  • Want to develop great skills in leadership, conflict resolution, teamwork and public speaking?

Then Lead On Again is for you!

What is Lead On Again?

Lead On Again is a five-day leadership program for young women from the western suburbs of Melbourne.

The benefits

Lead On Again will help you develop confidence as well as communication and leadership skills, which will be useful in many aspects of your life.

You will make new friends, develop a greater understanding of other cultures and have the opportunity to get more involved in the community.

“After participating in the Lead On Again program, I became more aware of the issues that women face in the community and also felt more driven to make a change in my community, it was such an empowering experience.” – 2013 participant


Kids therapeutic art group still has spaces!


SPLASh is a closed, therapeutic art-based group for 8-12 yrs olds who have experienced family violence.

Participants use the group to process their experiences of family violence, increase their confidence and sense of self, learn about expressing emotions and have fun!

The referral deadline has been extended but hurry!

Time: Mondays 1pm – 2.30pm (TBC)

Dates: 28 October – 9 December 2013

Location: Hoppers Crossing

Please submit referrals as soon as possible.

Call Nadine on 9689 9588 for more information.

Sexual and reproductive health plan launch

L-R Georgie Crozier, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Professor Anne Mitchell, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

L-R Georgie Crozier, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Professor Anne Mitchell, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society

Action for Equity: a sexual and reproductive health plan for Melbourne’s west is a four-year health promotion plan that was developed to improve the sexual and reproductive health of communities in the western region.

The plan was launched by Georgie Crozier the Parliamentary Secretary for Health on 2 October 2013.

In her keynote address, Professor Anne Mitchell described the things she likes about the plan. They include the foundation of strong partnerships, the evidence-base, the social determinants approach and the vision for a community where everyone has the:

  • Freedom to express their sexuality
  • Right to a healthy, respectful relationship and pleasurable sex life with the partner of their choice
  • Ability to control their body and to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health free from violence and discrimination

Have a read here and if you want more information, contact Elly Taylor on 9689 9588.

Teen input for school sex-ed

p7, Herald Sun, 17 September 2013




Karen women involved in Our Community, Our Rights take action

p14, Wyndham Leader, 3 September 2013

Karen learn to say 'no'