Women's Health In the North

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Women’s Health In the North (WHIN) works to eliminate gender inequities and improve outcomes in women’s health, safety and wellbeing.





Respect Victoria Opens

WHIN welcomes the opening of Victoria’s first ever dedicated family violence prevention agency, Respect Victoria. We look forward to working together to create a future free from violence against women.

Respect Victoria was established following a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

Respect Victoria will work to address gender inequality as a root cause of family violence. A statutory authority to be enshrined in legislation, it aims to change the attitudes, social norms and culture that lead to family violence and violence against women.

Visit Respect Victoria for more information.

The Office for Women

As some people may be aware, the Office of Prevention and Women’s Equality has led the establishment of Respect Victoria. To reflect the transition of some of the primary prevention work to Respect Victoria, it has now officially become the Office for Women.

The Office for Women’s vision is that all Victorians:

  • live in a safe and equal society
  • have access to equal power, resources and opportunities
  • are treated with dignity, respect and fairness.

Emily Lee-Ack will commence as the CEO for the Office for Women from 20 August. Emily will be well-known to many as a highly qualified leader. Her most recent role has been as CEO of Women’s Health and Wellbeing Barwon South West.

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Northern Integrated Family Violence Services (NIFVS)

Northern Integrated Family Violence Services (NIFVS)

WHIN coordinates and integrates family violence services, employing the Northern Integrated Family Violence Services (NIFVS) Coordination Team and resourcing the Northern Family Violence Regional Integration Committee.

Gender and Disaster Pod (GADPod)

Gender and Disaster Pod (GADPod)

A partnership with Women’s Health Goulburn North East and Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative, the GAD Pod promotes an understanding of the role played by gender in survivor responses to natural disaster and embeds these insights into emergency management practice.

Building a Respectful Community Partnership

Building a Respectful Community Partnership

WHIN works with partner organisations to support a regional approach to the prevention of violence against women.

A Strategy for Going South in the North 2016–2021

A Strategy for Going South in the North 2016–2021

This sexual and reproductive health strategy for Melbourne’s northern metropolitan region is the product of three years of needs analysis and is the result of extensive consultation across the region.


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