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Strengthening Women in Melbourne's Outer East

As a vital strategy to prevent violence against women, Eastern Health's - Health Promotion Team aims to promote girl's and women's independence and decision making in public and private life.

The work focused on five strategies:

  1. Promote women’s independence and decision making in public life.
  2. Promote women’s independence and decision making in private life.
  3. Empower girl's and young women through schools to enhance their capacity for independence.
  4. Connecting women to facilitate peer based support.
  5. Enhance and promote women’s health and wellbeing.

Programs included:

  • Local Democracy in Action & the Journey Begins with Voices of Women
  • Getting Girls In – increasing participation in Female Football
  • Taking it Step by Step Mentoring Women Program in Yarra Ranges
  • Unstoppable
  • Healesville Women 4 Women
  • Voices of Women
  • Women of Warburton
  • Leading the Change – Women’s Mental Health and Respectful Relationships
  • Supporting women to be physically active in recreation facilities – This Girl Can.

Refer to the resources below for detailed information about each of these programs.

Contact: Eastern Health - Health Promotion

Report: Strengthening Women in Melbourne's Outer East

Summary: Strengthening Women in Melbourne's Outer East