Women’s Health Grampians: Working towards equality for all
Young Victorian women are more likely to be employed in occupations and industries most affected by the State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our young people will also bear the long-term costs of an economic crisis and their mental health, employment prospects and general wellbeing have all been affected as a result of this monumental health event.
Women’s Health Grampians is working to combat the inequities that young women face as a result of the recently-changed, pandemic-fraught landscape, by implementing a new arm in its Equality For All program.
The Youth Equality For All project will provide CoRE members with information and insights into young women’s experiences of inequalities during COVID -19 and beyond, with a focus on the impacts on mental health and employment for young women in the Grampians region. This project seeks to increase CoRE members’ understanding of intersectional discrimination, its impact and to provide practical strategies on how to take action within their own sphere of influence.
WHG has employed two Youth Equality Advocates to join the fight to build young women up through this uncertain time. Ayak and Karissa are young women with lived-experience of employment and connection challenges over the past 12 months and are on board to provide a youth voice to the program’s messaging.
If you would like to hear first-hand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the young women of the region, WHG Youth Equality Advocates are available to:
- speak at CoRE members’ events about their experiences and the impact of COVID on young women
- meet one-to-one with CoRE members to talk about youth mental health and employment
- support CoRE members to raise awareness of impacts of COVID on youth mental health and employment.
For more information contact Kate Diamond-Keith: firstname.lastname@example.org