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As an Incorporated Association, WHIN is a membership-based organisation. Membership is free and available to individuals and organisations. To find out more about becoming a member and to access our online application form, visit our membership page.

Join WHIN today and support your local women’s health service.

WHIN is delighted to be a key partner in the Action for Gender Equality Partnership (Gender Equity Victoria Partnership) which is one of the Panel of Providers approved to support the implementation of the Victorian Gender Equality Act 2020. The Panel is comprised of 24 gender equality experts that will offer tailored support to organisations to support them to meet their obligations under the Act which comes into effect on March 31.

Prescribed organisations will be required to conduct gender impact assessments, collect gendered workplace data and develop and report on a gender equality action plan every four years. WHIN is approved to support these organisations in areas such as gender impact assessment (GIA) and the development and implementation of strategies to improve gender equality in the workplace.

We are very much looking forward to supporting our partners and community in realising the benefits of gender equality. The implementation of the Gender Equality Act is a unique opportunity for  us to work with stakeholders on our shared commitment to create gender equal communities that reduce discrimination and violence towards against women. You can read more about the Victorian Gender Equality Act 2020 here.

For more information about the support that WHIN can provide your workplace to meet its obligations under the Victorian Gender Equality Act 2020 email info@whin.org.au ‘Attention PVAW Team’.

Starting on 25 November, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is a global campaign to end gender-based violence. The campaign is book-ended by the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November and International Human Rights Day on 10 December. These days were chosen in order to symbolically link violence against women and human rights and to emphasise that violence against women is a human rights violation.
In 2020, WHIN is leading a social media campaign using inclusive social media tiles designed in-house, like the one shown below, to build on the ’16 Actions for 16 Days’ theme used in recent years. This theme, which incorporates gender equity, features one simple action per day that we can all take to prevent gender-based violence. 

To learn more about WHIN’s ’16 Actions for 16 Days’ Campaign, please contact Kate Ravenscroft at Kater@whin.org.au for a copy of the actions. Be sure to follow WHIN on social media (especially WHIN’s Facebook and Instagram pages) to participate in the campaign.

Membership of Gender Equity Victoria (GEN VIC) is open! Now is the time to join the Victorian peak body for gender equity, women’s health and the prevention of violence against women.

Membership of GEN VIC is available to any organisation and individual in Victoria that has a commitment to advancing gender equity, holds values that align with feminist principles; and supports GEN VIC’s vision for equality, wellbeing and freedom from violence for every woman and girl in every community of Victoria.

WHIN has been a long-standing member of GEN VIC, formerly Women’s Health Association of Victoria, along with other women’s health services across Victoria. Through GEN VIC WHIN is able to advocate, influence and collaborate to improve outcomes in gender equity, women’s health and in the prevention of violence at a state-wide level.

See the GEN VIC website for a list of membership benefits including strengthening our collective voice and taking part in coordinated action: https://www.genvic.org.au/index.html

Image of women walking together links to GEN VIC website

The annual Week Without Violence (WWV) is coming up on 15–21 October 2018. The WWV is a global campaign to end violence against women.

This year, almost 50 organisations in the northern metropolitan region are planning to run WWV activities, with the majority planning a Clothesline Project activity, which focuses on raising awareness about family violence. The NIFVS Coordination team held a workshop on 6 September 2018 for campaigners to come together and discuss plans for their events.


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