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AWHN applauds NSW Government sign on to Our Watch

The Australian Women’s Health Network (AWHN) applauds the NSW Government decision to join all other Australian state and territory governments as members of Our Watch. “We are delighted the NSW Government has finally committed to supporting Our Watch’s critical work as a nationally consistent approach to the prevention of violence against women and their children […]

Women’s Sexual & Reproductive Health requires PM leadership

The Australian Women’s Health Network urged Prime Minister Morrison today to support women’s public health access to important sexual and reproductive health services following the launch of its Women and Sexual and Reproductive Health: Second Edition 2019 Position Paper. The letter emailed Tuesday 16 April has been reproduced below. Dear Prime Minister Morrison The demonstration […]

Women’s Health and the May Federal Election

In early February the Australian Women’s Health Network called on political commitment to five key proposals, that if implemented by a national government would mark a new beginning for women’s health at the national level and contribute to the creation of a fair and healthy society. We have had a very positive and supportive response […]

AWHN welcomes Coalition Government focus on women’s health

The Australian Women’s Health Network welcomes the Federal Coalition Government’s announcement of increased funding to a number of specific issues in its National Women’s Health Strategy 2020-2030, released 9 April 2019, but it does not go far enough. This investment is predominantly in areas of reproductive health, such as ovarian cancer research, endometriosis research and […]

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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Action for Abortion to be removed from every state Criminal Code

As the year draws to a close we are preparing for a big year in 2019. The action to remove abortion from every state Criminal Code will continue.With a NSW state election in March there is action underway to make sure thisis achieved in NSW. AWHN is supporting this campaign through an open letter.The letter […]

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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