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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.

News

Living with Type One Diabetes

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2022 we caught up with Talia Baussmann who shared her story with us. Content note: this content may cause distress for readers. If you feel distressed after reading, please refer to the information about support options at the bottom of the page. I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes when […]

Media Releases

“I have to ask to be included…” research report

“I have to ask to be included…” research report 1/03/2022 Women’s Health Matters has released our research report “I have to ask to be included…”, which focuses on the health and wellbeing of women with disabilities in the ACT. The report shows that women with disabilities have poorer self-rated physical and mental health than the general […]

We give voice to the voiceless. We make the invisible visible.

Women do health differently. Our research and advocacy is informed by women for women.

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