Launch of the Women’s Health Hub in Sydney
The Women’s Health Hub: Australian Women’s Health Network Clearinghouse was launched on June 11 in Sydney.
For the first time in Australia, the Women’s Health Hub will provide a searchable, single entry point at the national level to access and share information on women’s health, which is free to all.
We were privileged to have Federal Minister for Health the Hon Sussan Ley MP attend and officially launch this new online resource, which will assist health planners, policy makers, researchers and service providers improve women’s health and well-being.
The Women’s Health Hub is now live, and we encourage you to continue to suggest resources to the Clearinghouse, if you have one in mind, click here.
The Australian Women’s Health Network celebrated its 25th Anniversary this year (2012)
The Australian Women’s Health Network celebrated its 25th Anniversary this year (2012) with a reception hosted by its patron Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. The afternoon tea reception was held in the beautiful gardens of Government House, Canberra, and attended by representatives and supporters of the Network with a number of its founding members in attendance. The Governor-General’s speech can be read at:http://www.gg.gov.au/event.php/view/id/1524/title/governor-general-marks-25th-anniversary-of-the-australian-womens-health-network
Dr Gwendolyn Gray Jamieson Book Launch
‘Reaching for Health’ The Australian women’s health movement and public policy
Available through ANU Press
“The women’s health movement shocked and scandalised when it burst into Australian politics in the early 1970s. It cast the light of day onto taboo subjects such as sexual assault, abortion and domestic violence, provoking outrage and condemnation. Some of the services women created for themselves were subjected to police raids; sex education material was branded ‘indecent’.”