Equality for All

Women’s Health Grampians’ innovative Equality for All project seeks to raise awareness of diversity and empower local women to lead change within their communities.

WHG has recruited 11 women from a range of diverse backgrounds to be Equality Advocates. Equality Advocates have received training to enable them to present on their lived experiences and support CoRE members to develop a deeper understanding of effective strategies to reduce discrimination and the barriers to equality.

Equality Advocates are able to speak at CoRE organisations, events and workshops.  Equality Advocates will also be able to meet one-to-one with CoRE members to talk about equality for all, diversity and inclusion for all women.

To request a speaker, please complete this form.

Learn more about our CoRE Equality for All Advocates areas of interest here.

Equality for All | Podcast Series 

Our Equality for All podcast series is of women’s stories of diversity in regional Victoria.

Hear African Australian woman and Equality for All Advocate Joy, talk about how she ‘calls it out’ on her past experiences struggling to gain respect and to have her skills and knowledge recognised in work places because of her migrant background.

Hear African Australian woman Kathy, talk about her experience during COVID-19, managing life with 3 children, the loss of her job, navigating her Masters in social work at university online, home schooling children and grieving the recent death of her husband and father. This episode highlights the complexity of life and added impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Download or listen to the podcast here.

Equality for All | Short films

A recent phase of the project has been to develop a series of short films, in which Equality Advocates share their lived experiences of discrimination and gender inequality. Please click on the images below to see our Advocates’ stories.

For further information contact Belinda-Sue Parsons, Project Coordinator Equality for All on
belinda-sue@whg.au or 5322 4100.

Bernie’s Story

Biny’s Story

Catherine’s Story

Jenny’s Story

Joy’s Story

Feonyx’s (Kirsten’s) Story

Michelle’s Story

Ripsina’s Story

Shannon’s Story

Sumira’s Story

Women’s Health Grampians acknowledges the support of the Victorian Government.