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Member Count: 438
Other Campaigns & Policy
An important part of our work involves bringing together and collaborating with individual women and women's services in Melbourne's Northern metropolitan region and across the state in calling for local Councils and the Victorian State Government to make women's health a priority. Our recent advocacy work is two-fold:
Safe, Well and Connected: Victorian Local Government Action Plan for Women's Health 2012-2016
Local government elections are happening across Victoria in October and Women's Health In the North has secured a pre-election commitment to women's health and wellbeing from a third of candidates across the Northern Region.
The list of committed candidates, available below, includes 7 candidates in Banyule, 20 candidates in Darebin, 8 candidates in Hume, 20 candidates in Moreland, 7 candidates in Nillumbik, 13 candidates in Whittlesea, and 15 candidates in Yarra.
Candidates were asked by WHIN to endorse Safe, Well and Connected: Victorian Local Government Action Plan for Women's Health 2012–2016. The Action Plan, developed by the Women's Health Association Victoria, includes actions to promote gender equity, prevent violence against women, promote women's sexual and reproductive health and improve women's economic participation.
Positive support was received from 90 candidates, which represents 35% of all candidates who provided contact details to the Victorian Electoral Commission.
To see if your local candidate has committed, view the list here: Candidates committed to Safe, Well and Connected
You can read the list of actions here: Safe, Well and Connected: Victorian Local Government Action Plan for Women's Health 2012-2016.
10 Point Plan for Victorian Women's Health 2010–2014
WHIN is one of 15 Victorian women's health services that have developed a platform for action on women's health through to 2014. This 10 Point Plan builds on the work of Women's Health Matters: From Policy to Practice – Setting the Agenda for Victorian Women's Health 2006–2010.
See who else has endorsed the plan.
Campaigning for Positive Change
WHIN's campaign work and advocacy in collaboration with other women's organisations and health and community services in Melbourne's Northern region and across Victoria have brought about positive change for women's health, including:
- Decriminalisation of abortion;
- Access to assisted reproductive technology for lesbians; and
- Establishment of a 24-hour service for women experiencing domestic violence.