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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.


World Cancer Day 2023: Uniting our voices and taking action

The theme for World Cancer Day this year is uniting our voices and taking action. “We will join with like-minded people because we know that we are stronger when we are united. We will celebrate real-world progress in its many forms and allow that momentum to fuel our fight for fairness. We’ll do more than […]

The bar has been set — It is time for employers to support reproductive health

2022 has been a big year for reproductive health and rights. Overseas, the overturning of the Roe v Wade decision has seen the US slide back decades on access to abortion. In Australia, it has triggered collective action at the same time as a series of reforms have been implemented across the country, from decriminalisation […]

Media Releases

Women’s Health Matters launches campaign to prevent harassment of women in public spaces

Women’s Health Matters (WHM) has launched their Step Up! campaign to prevent harassment of women in public spaces. The campaign will commence with a soft launch on Monday 6 March with the campaign to roll out in full by April 2023 in the Canberra City Centre. Step Up! encourages everyone to step up and take […]

Survey of Women’s Health in the ACT

Seeking local women to share their experiences of sexual and reproductive health. Women’s Health Matters (WHM) has released a new online survey of women’s health. WHM needs more people to complete the survey to make women’s health needs more visible in the ACT. The survey explores what women have to say about sexual and reproductive […]

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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