News & Events

Launch of Strategic Plan 2017-2021

WHIN is excited to launch our brand new Strategic Plan 2017–2021. Beautifully-produced, it features our guiding approach, priority work areas and our strategies for working in these areas.

We’ve been energised by this opportunity to articulate our plan for women in the north to have voice, choice and power in all aspects of their health, safety and wellbeing.



Launch of 50-50: Increasing the Odds for Safety and Respect Film and Resource Notes

WHIN is excited to launch our new film and resource notes 50–50: Increasing the Odds for Safety and Respect.  This marks the completion of the 'Increasing the Odds for Safety and Respect' project focussing on the link between family violence and gambling.

The resource helps guide professionals from both the gambling and family violence counselling fields and provides the broader community with language to challenge expressions that support violence against women. The film shows 'Phil', a man with gambling issues, expressing stereotyped ideas of masculinity and femininity and a need to control his partner's independence and decisions. His friend 'Ahmed', who works as a counsellor, challenges these comments.


The film is available to stream online and the resource notes can be downloaded.  To order a hard copy please contact the office by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 9484 1666.

WHIN would like to thank our project partners Women's Health East and North East Primary Care Partnership.

Launch of Building a Respectful Community Strategy 2017-2021

Leaders from across Melbourne’s north came together on 13 September 2017 to launch Building a Respectful Community Strategy 2017–2021 and pledge their commitment to creating a gender-equitable, safe and respectful community.


Building a Respectful Community Strategy 2017–2021 is the northern metropolitan region’s second shared strategy for preventing violence against women. It was developed by the Building a Respectful Community Partnership, an alliance of seven local councils, 13 health organisations, three community service organisations and La Trobe University, led by WHIN.

WHIN CEO, Helen Riseborough, said the launch of the new strategy was a celebration of the strong collaboration across the region and the recognition that all parts of our society have a role in preventing violence against women.

“This event demonstrated the incredible commitment across Melbourne’s north to creating a safer and more equal world for women and girls. Many of these organisations are leading the way with some of Australia’s most progressive work to prevent violence against women.”

For an introduction to the Strategy, see the Infographic Clip.

Tips for Staying Cool and Healthy in Summer

StayingCoolandHealthyInSummerWe wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe 2018. For tips on how to stay cool and healthy in the hot summer months, please click here.