Category Archives: Health

Promoting gender equality for improved health and wellbeing – VicHealth Position Statement

May 2017 The Gender Equality and Health Position Statement outlines VicHealth’s commitment to addressing inequalities between men and women, so that all Victorians can realise their full potential for health and wellbeing regardless of gender.

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Violence against women in Australia: An overview of research and approaches to primary prevention

VicHealth, April 2017 This publication presents a synopsis of the latest published research examining violence against women in Australia and its prevention. It also includes responses to violence against women and primary prevention actions. This overview focuses on: the extent … Continue reading

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Everyday Sexism: Girls’ and young women’s views on gender inequality in Australia

Plan International Australia and Our Watch October 2016 The Plan International Australia and Our Watch survey on young women’s experiences of inequality was conducted by IPSOS Australia with 600 girls and young women aged 15-19 between December 2015 and February … Continue reading

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Talk About It – NUS Women’s Department 2015 Survey Report

National Union of Students February 2016 This report details the findings of the National Union of Students (NUS) Women’s Department’s Talk About It survey (2015) and reveals a range of alarming statistics about the experiences of women studying at Australian … Continue reading

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Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change

November 2016 Victorian State Government Ending Family Violence: Victoria’s Plan for Change outlines the Victorian State Government’s plan to implement all 227 recommendations of Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence. This 10 Year Plan was recommended by the Royal Commission and … Continue reading

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Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy

December 2016 Victorian State Government Safe and Strong: A Victorian Gender Equality Strategy sets out to redress gender inequality, sexism and violence against women through a number of reforms and initiatives, including: Enacting a Gender Equality Act to embed strong … Continue reading

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A high price to pay: The economic case for preventing violence against women

PwC, VicHealth and Our Watch, November 2015 A High Price To Pay -The economic case for preventing VAW, produced by PwC, estimates the costs and benefits of preventing violence against women. It identifies the economic and social costs of violence … Continue reading

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Everyone Wins ToolKit

Everyone Wins is a toolkit develop by VicHeatlh that provides practical tools and resources to help Victorian community sports clubs become more inclusive and welcoming of everyone in their community. The toolkit specifically aims to help clubs increase the involvement of … Continue reading

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The Preventing Violence Against Women Lancet Series

The Lancet, 21 November 2014 In November 2014, The Lancet published a series of papers on violence against women and how to prevent it. The series included papers on a variety of key topics, including: Prevention of violence against women and girls … Continue reading

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Introducing Our Watch

Our Watch was established by the Commonwealth and Victorian governments in 2013 for the purpose of driving nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours and attitudes that lead to violence against women and children. Our Watch recently released its five-year strategic … Continue reading

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