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AWHN Applauds Labor National Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy

The Australian Women’s Health Network applauds the Labor Party announcement today that it will deliver a National Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy if elected.

Labor’s strong leadership in this commitment will make a significant difference to the health and wellbeing of Australian women and their families.

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AWHN calls for political commitment to Women’s Health Charter 2019

With a federal election to be held in the next few months, the Australian Women’s Health Network (AWHN) today called on all political parties and key independents to make known their commitment to women’s health and wellbeing.

They were sent the AWHN Women’s Health Charter 2019 and supporting evidence in The Voice of Womens Health.

AWHN asked them to endorse the Charter and its 5 key proposals.

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Unprecedented alliance calls for zero pollution in Australia

In an open letter to all Australian Parliamentarians, an unprecedented alliance of 51 health, environment, legal, aid, union, farming, and religious groups state have called for all parliamentarians to commit to strong emissions reduction targets, stating: “Australia and Australian people stand to lose so much from the impacts of climate change; it is in our […]

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AWHN Contributes to Change the Story: Framework to prevent Violence Against Women and their Children

The Framework developed in partnership by Our Watch, VicHealth and Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) was launched on 10 November at Parliament House Canberra. AWHN staff and Board members provided input into the development of this document during through various consultation avenues over the past year and references have been included to […]

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The future of the Australian Women’s Health Network

AWHN members may be aware that since 2012, AWHN has had 3.5 years of Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing funding. This funding has enabled us to move from a purely volunteer ad hoc effort behind a national voice for women’s health to one of significant outcomes against each of our 4 priority areas. These […]

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Women’s Health Networking events at World Congress in Melbourne

Planning and organisation for the 15th World Congress on Public Health is well underway. The committee was thrilled that over 2000 abstracts were received. This is the first time that this important event has been held in Australia. Early Bird registration closes soon. Click here to register. We would like to invite you to the […]

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Call to Action – Paid Domestic Violence Leave

We have been working with the ACTU to support their Paid Domestic Violence Leave Case in the Fair Work Commission and we urgently need your help this week for a successful outcome. For information about the case and what you can do please read Erin’s invitation below. Thanks in advance for your support in this […]

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Media Release – Stopping violence against women demands more than awareness raising

It is concerning that the White Ribbon Foundation is reported to be in turmoil. Their approach to awareness raising should be subject to visible evaluation as to its impact on changing violence supportive behaviours and attitudes. Primary prevention of domestic violence demands more than awareness raising. It requires collaboration and co-operation in putting in place […]

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Media Release – A decision on the future of AWHN

Federal government health funding cuts lead to drastic rationalisation of Australia’s only women’s health promotion peak body. Government funding cuts to the the Australian Women’s Health Network (AWHN) has forced the organisation to make drastic changes to the way the 30 year old network will operate beyond 2016. From January 2017, the organisation will become […]

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