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Women’s Health Matters is an independent, non-partisan think tank that works to improve the health and wellbeing of women in the ACT and surrounding region.

We advocate on behalf of all ACT women, especially those experiencing disadvantage and vulnerability.

We seek to improve the health and wellbeing of anyone who identifies as a woman.

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Women’s Health Matters is committed to reconciliation and acknowledges the First Australians whose cultures are among the oldest living cultures in human history, as the traditional custodians of this continent. We also recognise the history of dispossession experienced by the First Australians and the impact this has and continues to have on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We recognise the Ngunnawal People as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise the strength of Aboriginal women and their continuing connection and contribution to this land, these waters, and our communities. May we walk gently and treat the earth and each other with care and respect.

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International Women’s Day 2021 – ACT Women’s Awards

International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 is being celebrated on 8 March 2021 and the theme for that day is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” This theme celebrates the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future.  We encourage you to nominate those women who have made an outstanding contribution to the lives of  women and girls in the ACT for the 2021 ACT Women’s Awards. More information and nomination forms are here: https://www.communityservices.act.gov.au/women/grants_and_awards/2021-act-womens-award-nomination-guidelines.

Nominations close 5:00pm Wednesday 10 February 2021

We are looking for a Communications and Administration Officer

The position will be responsible for the provision of WHM’s social media, digital and communications activities, and for providing administrative support for the office. The position is available on a fulltime basis (37.5 hours per week between the hours of 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday), and is based in Pearce ACT. Parking is available on-site.

Applications close: 5.00pm Friday 29th January 2021

For more information see www.ethicaljobs.com.au/members/WCHM/communications-and-administration-officer

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ACT Health reminder🌡️ Reminder to prepare for heatwave conditions in the ACT over the next few days. It's important to plan ahead, stay cool, drink plenty of water and check on family, friends, neighbours and pets. #beattheheat ⚠️Read ACT Health public health alert here: bit.ly/3sLw5OAℹ️ Tips to beat the heat at health.act.gov.au/summersafety📢 PSA: Don't forget to check on those more at risk of heat stress, in particular older people, pets and young children.It can be hard to tell the signs of heat stress, so know what to look out for 🤯 headaches 😓 dizziness and faintness 🥴 poor coordination 🥱 fatigue and body weakness 🤢 nausea and vomiting.⚠️ Heat-related stress is a serious medical condition and if not spotted early and managed properly, can potentially develop into a life-threatening illness (heat-stroke). Find out more health.act.gov.au/summersafety ... See MoreSee Less
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ACT Health reminder🌡️ Reminder to prepare for heatwave conditions in the ACT over the next few days. It's important to plan ahead, stay cool, drink plenty of water and check on family, friends, neighbours and pets. #beattheheat ⚠️Read ACT Health public health alert here: bit.ly/3sLw5OAℹ️ Tips to beat the heat at health.act.gov.au/summersafetyHave you got a plan to beat the heat this weekend? Here's the drill 👇 #BeatTheHeat ⚠️ Symptoms of heat exhaustion include nausea, faintness and dizziness, weakness, headaches, vomiting, and loss of sweating. If you or someone you know have these symptoms, seek urgent medical attention, call triple zero (000) for an ambulance or visit your nearest emergency department.More tips at health.act.gov.au/summersafety ... See MoreSee Less
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ACT Health reminder🌡️ Reminder to prepare for heatwave conditions in the ACT over the next few days. It's important to plan ahead, stay cool, drink plenty of water and check on family, friends, neighbours and pets. #beattheheat ⚠️Read ACT Health public health alert here: bit.ly/3sLw5OAℹ️ Tips to beat the heat at health.act.gov.au/summersafety ... See MoreSee Less
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