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.
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 .
Women’s Health West acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander Peoples as Australia’s First Peoples and the Traditional owners
and custodians of the land and water in which we live, work and play.
On 26 January, we stand in solidarity with Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
Women’s Health West staff
were saddened to hear of the passing of John Cain, Victoria’s longest serving Premier
from 1982 until 1990.
Our 2019 AGM and annual conversation looked at how we can ensure that our clients who are at a higher risk of experiencing family violence, are at the centre of the work we do.
The conversation was lead by Tasneem Chopra and included incredible insights from Jax Jacki Brown, Karla McGrady and Nevo Zisin.