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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.

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

New Women’s Health Matters surveys

ACT women with a disability – we are seeking your input about your health and wellbeing

The Women’s Health Matters (WHM) is conducting a community consultation survey of ACT women with a disability to learn more about their health and wellbeing needs. This is an opportunity for ACT women with a disability to share their voice.

The survey explores how women with a disability in the ACT understand and manage their health and wellbeing needs, which health services and supports they access, whether there are barriers to that access, and what methods they use to seeking health and wellbeing information.

The survey will help WHM to identify gaps, barriers and emerging trends that will influence and inform future advocacy efforts. After completing the survey, you get a chance to win one of two $50 cash prizes.

The survey is open till COB Tuesday 2nd March 2021.

This survey is for ACT women with a disability:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/wwd-website

This survey is for carers in a caring relationship for a woman with a disability, who may not have a voice otherwise:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/wwdc-website

ACT women from multicultural backgrounds – we are seeking your input about your health and wellbeing

Women’s Health Matters is conducting a community consultation survey of ACT women from multicultural backgrounds to learn more about their health and wellbeing needs. This is an opportunity for ACT women from multicultural backgrounds to share their voice.

The survey will help Women’s Health Matters to identify gaps, barriers and emerging trends that will influence and inform future advocacy efforts.

Women’s Health Matters is seeking to explore views about:

  • Understanding & management of their health & wellbeing needs,
  • The types of health services & supports they access,
  • Whether there are difficulties with their access health services in the ACT
  • How they seek health & wellbeing information.

The survey is open till COB Friday 2nd April 2021.

This survey can be completed by ACT women from multicultural backgrounds (or on behalf of someone who is)

www.surveymonkey.com/r/mwh-website

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