Respect a key in message

Women’s Health West’s board of directors passed the following statement of respect in April 2015:

WHW values diversity in our region. We recognise, respect and plan around women’s diverse beliefs, strengths, experiences and goals. All women and children in the western metropolitan region of Melbourne have a right to live free from racism, discrimination and violence. WHW is committed to continuing to work with partner organisations, communities and women to eliminate racism, discrimination and/or violence based on gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexuality, abilities or economic status.

In particular, we offer our ongoing commitment to provide assistance where we can and to advocate for the inclusion, safety and respect of Muslim women and their families. We condemn racism, discrimination and attacks of violence based on religious practices such as the wearing of the hijab.

Brimbank Leader ran a great story about it in the 14 April 2015 edition.