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Women’s Health West celebrates 30 years!

Women’s Health West’s 2018 AGM was a momentous occasion, where we celebrated our 30th birthday.

The event, held on 28 November at Footscray Community Arts Centre, was an opportunity for us to celebrate our achievements over the past year, as well as reflect on the challenges and triumphs of the last 30 years.

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Women’s Health West joins the 10th annual Walk Against Family Violence

On Friday 23 November 2018, the team at Women’s Health West rallied together and joined in on the 10th annual Walk Against Family Violence.

Despite torrential rain and gale force winds, the team trekked to Federation Square along with thousands of other Victorians to show their support for the elimination of family violence.

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Help us celebrate 30 years of Women’s Health West

Women’s Health West is delighted to be celebrating a milestone in 2018: it’s our 30th birthday!

This year our AGM and annual conversation will be a special one. We’ll be celebrating with an incredible lineup of speakers, entertainment and of course, delicious food and cake! (more…)

New program for Aboriginal women’s health and wellbeing

Women’s Health West and cohealth are launching a new program called Tiddas Leading the Way, a health and wellbeing program for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women. (more…)

Act to Prevent Men’s Violence Against Women Launch

Women’s Health West, along with plenty of help from our partners, launched a resource about the prevention of violence against women at the Newport Substation in June.

‘Act To Prevent Men’s Violence Against Women: a Guide for Community Action’ aims to support community groups in Melbourne’s west to take action to prevent men’s violence against women.

The guide details practical things you can do every day to prevent men’s violence against women. It includes important information to consider before you take action, as well as links to further resources. 

Thanks to our project working group HealthWest, Hobsons Bay City Council, Moonee Valley City CouncilcohealthWestern Bulldogs, City of Melbourne, Inner North West PCP, Djerriwarrh Health Services (Health Hospital Community)City of MeltonVictoria University, Melbourne Australia.

And our speakers Tarang ChawlaNelly Thomas, Working Together with Men, Women Making it Happen, Janet Galpin of Boon Wurrung Foundation, and Susan Timmins and Shelley Tait of Women’s Health West.

Check out the videos below of the event. With biggest thanks to NIASHA for performing at the launch and allowing us to use her music and Teagan Glenane for videography.