Women’s Health Grampians (WHG) has developed a number of resources available for download below, including guides for action, research reports and information on services in the region.
Hardcopies of WHG resources may be available on request. If you would like to request a copy, please Contact Us.
- Prevention of Violence Against Women: Resources for Your Organisation to Take Action (CoRE Resources)
Women’s Health Grampians (WHG) leads the Communities of Respect and Equality (CoRE) alliance – a partnership of organisations in the Grampians region that share a vision for safe, equal and respectful communities.
WHG helps CoRE members to take action to end violence against women and their children by providing a range of resources and tools, advice and support. CoRE resources to support members include:
- CoRE Resource Menu
- CoRE Taking Action Guide
- CoRE Local Stories
- CoRE Gender in Local Planning
- CoRE Gender Audit Tool
- CoRE Sporting Clubs Taking Action
- CoRE Gender Lens Checklist
- CoRE Training Opportunities
As a member, you will join a growing network of organisations committed to creating safer and more respectful communities for all, and have access to tailored advice and support to take meaningful action.
- Family Violence Support Services Guide for the Central Highlands
Women’s Health Grampians auspices the Central Highlands Integrated Family Violence Committee (CHIFVC). CHIFVC has compiled a list of family violence support services in the Central Highlands region.
- Sexual and Reproductive Health Research: Unintended Pregnancy Study in Grampians Pyrenees and Wimmera regions
In the Grampians Pyrenees and Wimmera regions, information on the range of options available to women with unintended pregnancies is limited and direct services are scarce.
Using funding from the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust, Women’s Health Grampians partnered with The University of Melbourne to study GP referral practices, service needs and gaps in managing unintended pregnancy.
The study results indicate significant scope for improvement in terms of knowledge, services and referral pathways.
Since the commencement of this research, the Victorian Government released the first Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy which aims to address barriers and service gaps to improve reproductive choices.
This research provides important and timely evidence to garner local action in support of this new strategy.
- Sexual and Reproductive Health: Regional Snapshots
Women’s Health Grampians has developed regional snapshots on sexual and reproductive health including key data, indicators and issues.
- Sexual Health Services Guides for the Grampians Pyrenees and Wimmera
Women’s Health Grampians Sexual Health Service Guide for the Grampians Pyrenees
Women’s Health Grampians Sexual Health Services Guide for the Wimmera
- Victorian Rural Womens Access to Family Planning Services Survey Report August 2012
Working in collaboration with the other Victorian Rural Women’s Health Services an online survey was developed to invite Health and Community Service Providers to describe the barriers women face when accessing family planning services in their communities.
This data collection was the first of its kind in Victoria and confirms anecdotal evidence that rural women experience difficulties with limited or no access to local family planning services, transport and anonymity representing the major barriers. It also indicates there is an opportunity to improve the provision of information to service providers and the community about referral pathways and the availability of local services.
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Victorian rural women’s access to family planning services : survey report August 2012 / Rural services of the Women’s Health Association of Victoria – Ballarat, Vic. : Rural services of the Women’s Health Association of Victoria, November 2012
- Violence against Women in the Grampians region - Policy, initiatives and a snapshot of data December 2012
This is the first time in the Grampians region that available data on the rates of Violence against Women (VAW) has been gathered in a single document and whilst there are limitations to the data in this report, it is a starting point and it will support the range of work already underway across the community and health sectors and within the community more broadly.