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16 Actions for 16 Days: Join us on 5 December 2017 to Share your Ideas to Prevent Violence Against Women

16daysSaturday 25 November marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activisim against Gender-Based Violence campaign.

This year WHIN has been inspired by our Women's Health West colleagues and will roll out '16 Actions for 16 Days'. Stay turned to our facebook and twitter to see a new action you can undertake for every day of the campaign. WHIN has developed a 16 Actions for 16 DaysToolkit to provide additional information and links to support each action. 

WHIN would also like to invite our members and friends to attend our 16 Actions for 16 Days: Sharing ideas to prevent violence against women event. Happening on 5 December in Preston, this will be a great afternoon of idea sharing and conversation.

To find our more and to RSVP visit this Eventbrite page.

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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.

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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: 

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For Love or Money DVD and Resource Notes

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For Love or Money is a film that sets out to not only name and unpack 'financial abuse' as a form of violence against women but aims to open up dialogue about healthy financial relationships. The film supports the prevention of violence against women and promotes women's financial security.

The For Love or Money –  educational resource about financial abuse provides information and activities about relationships, money and financial abuse to support the For Love or MoneyDVD. 

WHIN ForLoveOrMoney A4 EduDoc WEB-1They are both useful tools in creating a safe environment in which to identify and discuss financial abuse against women and is an important prevention of violence against women resource for workers, women and the broader community.

Both the DVD and accompanying resource aim to recognise and name financial abuse as a form of family violence. The For Love or Money resource assists services and workers to create a supportive environment for women to seek help and support, strengthen community action and understanding of financial abuse as a form of violence against women. The resource supports the prevention of violence against women and promotes women's financial security and capability.

For a hard copy of the For Love or Money DVD contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or you can watch the film below. For a hard copy of the For Love or Money resource notes contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or click here for the PDF.