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Hear Our Stories – International Women’s Day Event

The participants of Women’s Health West’s ‘Lead On Again’ program held their International Women’s day event ‘Hear Our Stories’ last month.

The participants, who are all young women with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, shared their stories and experiences of seeking employment in Australia.

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COVID-19 and Women’s Health West’s services

Women’s Health West is continuing to deliver essential services to women and children who experience family violence during the COVID-19 health emergency. We remain open and will continue to provide our family violence services. As well as this, we will continue to follow up referrals received from Victoria Police following incidents of family violence. 

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Victorian Parliament passes historic Gender Equality Bill

On Friday, 21 February 2020 the Victorian Government made history, passing the Gender Equality Bill. First introduced to Parliament in November 2019, the Bill aims to improve gender equality across the public sector, universities and local councils.

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International Women’s Day Breakfast 2020 – A feminist approach to climate justice

About the event

We are delighted to announce Women’s Health West’s annual International Women’s Day breakfast for 2020.

This year, we will discuss what a feminist approach to climate justice looks like. The devastating impacts of climate change disproportionately affect marginalised communities. We will discuss the ways in which colonisation and capitalism lead to social and environmental injustice for these communities, but also the role we can play as feminists in the fight towards climate justice.

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Northwest FARREP Partnership Zero Tolerance Day Statement

Today marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Cutting. Female genital cutting or circumcision is the partial or complete removal of the external female genital organs. It is done for cultural rather than medical reasons.

Women’s Health West is part of the Northwest Family and Reproductive Rights Education Program (FARREP) Partnership. The Northwest FARREP Partnership was established in 2013 to ensure we work together to stop female genital cutting before it occurs in our community .

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