Women’s Health Grampians (WHG) provides leadership, advice, resources and support to improve public policy and service provision for women in the Grampians region.
We tackle complex issues that impact the lives of many women across our region and beyond, including the prevention of violence against women, access to sexual and reproductive health services, and addressing the barriers to gender equality.
We work with a range of partners including government policy makers, service providers, health and community organisations, and private enterprise to drive lasting change and transform communities.
WHG Annual Report 2017-2018
The report is a snapshot of the impressive body of work that has been undertaken in our region, including the growth in membership and recognition of the Communities of Respect and Equality (CoRE) Plan, working closely with partners to promote cultural and systemic change to improve the health and wellbeing of women, research around unintended pregnancy in the Grampians, the It Takes Courage Project and the Gender Inequality in the Grampians report.
STRATEGIC PLAN 2017 – 2021
Our Strategic Plan outlines our key goals, values and actions for the coming years.
Read the WHG Strategic Plan 2017 – 2021:
Central Highlands Integrated Family Violence Committee
WHG is a long standing and committed member of the Central Highlands Integrated Family Violence Committee (CHIFVC) which leads and advocates for a strong family violence system in the region. In March 2017, WHG commenced the auspice role for CHIFVC. CHIFVC’s Principal Strategic Advisor (PSA) and Project Support Officer are based at WHG. Visit the CHIFVC website for more information.
- Our approach
WHG works within a feminist framework. This means we are committed to a rights-based approach in advocating for women. We focus on the role of gender in the formation of traditional roles and stereotypes that lead to disadvantage, discrimination and violence against women WHG also takes an integrated health promotion approach to our work. This means consideration of the social determinants of health and wellbeing, taking a population based approach to primary prevention, and being inclusive of diverse and often vulnerable groups and communities. In our approach, we are committed to:
- Working collaboratively with a range of partners to extend our impact and achieve positive and lasting change
- Empowering women to have a voice in shaping better policies and services
- Being inclusive and promoting the needs of diverse communities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people from LGBTIQ communities, people with disability, and older people
- Using evidence and data to inform action that will make a difference in the lives of women.