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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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Last call for Abstracts – World Health Congress

We are a partner in the 15th World Congress on Public Health, which will be held in Australia for the first time on 3 – 7 April 2017 in Melbourne. There are only 2 weeks left for abstracts to be submitted. We know there is leading work being done in the women’s sector so encourage […]

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Media Release – Coalition response, disappointing for AWHN

The Coalition has not endorsed the first Australian Women’s Health Charter or committed to any of its four proposals. The Australian Women’s Health Network (AWHN) is disappointed in the Turnbull Coalition Team response to its call for support of the Australian Women’s Health Charter if elected. The Coalition neither acknowledged the Charter nor addressed any […]

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Media Release – Women’s Health Charter Scorecard : Election 2016

Update: Scorecard has been updated since receiving a response from the Turnbull Coalition Team.  The first Australian Women’s Health Charter, developed in the lead up to the Federal election by the Australian Women’s Health Network (AWHN), called on political parties to commit to action ensuring the health and wellbeing needs of all women in Australia are met. […]

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Funding and donations still urgently needed to save the Australian Women’s Health Network

Dear AWHN members, friends and supporters We’ve had a busy few weeks in the AWHN office. The launch of the first Women’s Health Charter has been very successful. Thank you to those who have been sharing our social media posts and signing up to support the Charter. You can still add your name or organisation […]

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Media Release – The Australian Greens announce support for AWHN

The Australian Greens announce their support for the Australian Women’s Health Charter and commit to funding the Australian Women’s Health Network if elected. The Australian Women’s Health Network welcomes the endorsement of the first Australian Women’s Health Charter and funding commitment by the Australian Greens. Australian Greens Senator for Queensland and spokesperson for women, Larissa […]

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Media Release – ALP announces support for women’s health if elected

ALP announces support for the Australian Women’s Health Charter and commits to funding the Australian Women’s Health Network if elected. The Australian Women’s Health Network is delighted at the endorsement of the Australian Labor Party for the first Australian Women’s Health Charter. The ALP leader Bill Shorten announced their position as follows: A Shorten Labor […]

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