Women's Health In the North
WHIN Acknowledges Traditional Owners
WHIN acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which we provide our services. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and express our hope for reconciliation, justice and the recognition of the ongoing living culture of all Aboriginal people.
Let's Talk Money
WHIN is currently seeking interest from women from the Indian subcontinent, Chinese community and Arabic, Afghani, Dari and Persian speaking backgrounds to participate in 'Lets Talk Money' workshops and become financial educators. Applicants will be passionate about finances and educating other women, have good community connections, and will be paid for their time.
Closing date for applications is 5th May, 2017.
Understanding the Link between Family Violence and Gambling
WHIN has produced a paper to assist health, social and land-use planners to consider how local governments can work to prevent family violence in communities where harm from gambling also exists. It describes relevant public health concepts and includes suggested actions and strategies drawn from current Victorian local government policies. Download the paper here.
WHIN has also produced a one-page snapshot of the link between family violence and gambling. You can download it here.
Female Genital Cutting (FGC) Factsheets
WHIN has produced a new series of factsheets on female genital cutting (FGC), also known as female circumcision.
Each of the three factsheets is for a different audience: young women, women who have been circumcised, and health professionals.
The factsheets contain information such as why FGC happens, where it is practised, the different types of FGC, how it impacts on women's and girls' health, and where to get help and information.
Download the FGC factsheets here: