Covering: Mildura, Central Goldfields, Buloke, Loddon, Swan Hill, Mt Alexander, Greater Bendigo, Campaspe, Gannawarra, Macedon Ranges.
Lead agency for preventing violence against women
Women’s Health Loddon Mallee is a non-government organisation that works in partnership with community health and health/ welfare agencies to improve the status of women’s health in the Loddon Mallee Region. We support women to make choices that will maintain or improve their social, emotional and physical health and strive to achieve gender equity for women in our region. We offer a variety of resources, programs and training as well as advocacy and research across our three priority areas. Priority areas include Sexual & Reproductive Health, Gender Equity and Prevention of Violence Against Women.
Regional partnership and action plan
The Loddon Mallee action plan for the primary prevention of violence against women 2016-2019 uses the broad national and state frameworks to propose achievable actions and ways of working to prevent violence against women in the Loddon Mallee region. The wisdom of over 40 groups informs the structure and detail of the plan.
Neighbourhood House Gender Equity Training
“As a result of this training,
I hope to educate the
workplace and community
about gender inequality.”
Women’s Health Loddon Mallee supported Macedon Ranges Neighbourhood Houses to carry out their colourful and interactive ‘clothes line project’.
The project started with both groups partnering to run gender equity training sessions for the community. Sessions were held in Lancefield and Woodend and they shared the evidence on violence against women with the participants, and allowed participants to explore this evidence, particularly what gender inequality looks like at a community level, the link between gender inequality and violence against women, and what the community can do to create an equal community for all. Participants felt the training sessions were very effective in increasing their understanding, knowledge and commitment to gender equality and prevention of violence against women, as well as their ability to access further information.
“It was great to have
the opportunity for
the group discussion”
Following the training session, the Neighbourhood houses then provided materials for participants to paint their thoughts and messages about violence against women onto shirts. These shirts were displayed in the street for the rest of the community to see and discuss.
“I plan to take this information back to the CFA”
Check out the range of activities that Women’s Health Loddon Mallee are supporting in the region to prevent violence against women.