We are the voice for women’s health and wellbeing in the ACT. Our local research, evidence and data (informed by women for women) is used by decision makers to be more responsive to the needs of women and to improve the health and wellbeing of women in the ACT.
Our core work is evidence-based social research, policy development, advocacy and health promotion. We identify current and emerging health and wellbeing issues impacting all women in the ACT and surrounding region and develop evidence-based solutions to close the gaps.
Have a look at some of our projects below!
Health in My Language is a national health education program for migrant and refugee communities, to address barriers to vaccine literacy and uptake, and increase vaccine confidence, by delivering accurate, multilingual information from trusted professional Bilingual Health Educators across Australia.
The program is funded by the Commonwealth Government and Women’s Health Matters will deliver education sessions free of charge to migrant and refugee communities across the ACT.
Find out what languages our team can deliver sessions in and more about the project here.
There will be many times when we see discrimination or violence against women , even when we are not directly involved.
When this happens, there are lots of different ways we can ‘step up’, instead of ‘sidestepping’ the issue.
Everyone has a role to play to prevent violence against women – we can all take little steps when we see disrespect and harassment.
We’re launching a campaign with the City Renewal Authority and Office for Women to give people using the city area some ideas on how to ‘step up’ to prevent violence.
Will you step up?
Find out more here.
Raising Respect is a project to help equip parents and carers when talking to their children and others about respect, gender equality and inclusion.
The aim of the project is to help create environments where we can all work together to prevent gender-based violence. To do this, Raising Respect will run information sessions for groups of parents and carers to learn together about respect, gender equality and inclusion.
We are running information sessions for groups of parents and carers to learn together about respect, gender equality and inclusion.
For groups of 5 or more we can tailor a session booking to your needs.
If you have any questions or would like to talk further about the project, please contact Merri via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (02) 6290 2164
You can find out more about the project here.
Welcome to our TACT podcast which you can listen to on the OWL University of Canberra website.
Having ‘tact’ means showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with others or with difficult issues.
We’ll be working together with a local podcaster, Jen Seyderhelm, to produce the podcast which will answer questions about health, sexual health and relationships.
Check out our Behind the Scenes series to see who is working on the podcast!
TACT is made possible thanks to a YWCA and Beyond Bank grant, and with the support of Women’s Health Matters, the voice for women’s health and wellbeing in the ACT; and Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT. The series is produced in partnership with The Owl at the University of Canberra.
Thank you to everyone who completed our survey of women’s health in the ACT!
The survey is now closed. Keep an eye on this page and our socials for updates about the survey report.