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Media Release – AWHN faces job losses

Australian Women’s Health Network faces job losses unless Federal Government funding reinstated  Call on all political parties for support for vital work of AWHN  30 year contribution in driving better health outcomes for all Australians at risk The critical work of the Australian Women’s Health Network is under threat with the organisation warning all jobs […]

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Media Release – Support from Glenn Lazarus

The Australian Women’s Health Network is delighted to announce the endorsement of the Glenn Lazarus Team for the first Australian Women’s Health Charter. In a letter to the Australian Women’s Health Network (AWHN), Queensland Senator Glen Lazarus wrote: “I am a strong supporter of women’s health and taking the necessary measures to ensure every Australian […]

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Media Release – Launch of Australian Women’s Health Charter

The first Australian Women’s Health Charter was launched today by the Australian Women’s Health Network (AWHN). The Australian Women’s Health Charter seeks to influence all political parties in the lead up the 2016 Federal election. It calls on them, if elected, to commit to national leadership in taking action to ensure the health and well-being […]

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Call for support

Dear AWHN members, friends and supporters Today we are writing to ask for your help. For 30 years the Australian Women’s Health Network has been the only national voice for women’s health in Australia. Late last year, we were advised we would not be receiving a continuation of our funding from the Australian government. You […]

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Call for abstracts for the World Health Congress (Melbourne)

AWHN is partnering with Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and others in organising the 15th World Congress on Public Health in Melbourne (3-7 April 2017), for the first time in Australia. Analysing, demonstrating and sharing local, regional and global public health lessons particularly gender and discrimination is a key objective of the Congress. We […]

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A gendered look at emergency response

A look at the recent devastating bushfires in WA and SA, indicate that more men die in these disasters, but the number of women is increasing. This recent article from The Conversation supports the findings in our position paper from 2014, the Impact on Women’s Health of Climatic and Economic Disaster which can be found […]

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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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Support the Australian Women’s Health Network

We are a not for profit organisation who has been advocating for Australian women’s health and wellbeing for almost 30 years. We have recently joined two fundraising initiatives to allow our supporters to support us in the work we do. Online accommodation booking via Quickbeds Simply by booking your accommodation through the Quickbeds website, we […]

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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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Meeting with Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard, Former PM, AWHN Chairperson Marilyn Beaumont, CEO, Kelly Banister and SA Board Member Wendy Abigail met recently to discuss AWHN capacity building through philanthropic funds, now that the organisation has a tax deductible gift recipient and health promotion charity status. It is vital that AWHN continues efforts in diversifying funding sources, and the […]

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