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Women's Health Victoria

Women’s Health Victoria is a state-wide not-for-profit health promotion and advocacy organisation. Their mission is to improve health and reduce gender inequity for women in Victoria by influencing policies, services, systems and society.

Priority areas include:

  • sexual and reproductive health
  • mental health, including preventing violence against women
  • nutrition and physical activity
  • acting on emerging opportunities to improve women’s health
  • supporting women with cancer to live well (our BreaCan Service).

Women’s Health Victoria's information products and resources are accessible via their website Publications include:

  • WHV Clearinghouse – a collection of over 13,000 print and online women’s health publications that take account of gender and reflect a social model of health
  • Women’s Health Issues Papers, Gender Impact Assessments, Clearinghouse Connectors; and Submissions
  • The Victorian Women's Health Atlas: an online gateway to health and wellbeing data, mapped by sex, at statewide, regional and local government area levels
  • Professional training: workshops offered on gender analysis, advocacy, and preventing violence against women.

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Last reviewed: June 2016

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