hhwlogoThe next stage of the Happy Healthy Women project aims to interview 100 survivors of sexual violence in order to develop guidelines for healthcare professionals and information for survivors that are based on survivor needs. Details are now posted on the Women Donors Network website, with the hope of attracting funding to allow us to advance to the next stage of the project.
To visit the HHWNJS page on the Women's Donor Network, please click here
To read more about the HHWNJS project, please click here

AFMW/VMWS  invite you to fill in a simple 2 page survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VDDGRPZ to assist in the development of an integrated holistic model of longterm care for survivors of sexual assault in Australia.  The findings will be used to assist other countries to develop similar services.  We are inviting medical women from around the world to participate via MWIA websites and facebook sites.  It is a simple 2 page document for medical practitioners.

Thank you for your participation. To read more about the Happy Healthy Women project, please click here.

The Victorian women’s health and wellbeing strategy 2010-2014 aims to improve women’s health and wellbeing over the next four years with a focus on identified populations with poorer health outcomes where targeted approaches are required. The strategy focuses on women’s health within mainstream health services, and identifies opportunities for services to work together, to improve women’s health outcomes. It:

  • - highlights the importance of starting early - supporting young women from 12 years of age to develop positive health values and resilience
    - identifies differences among and between women, focusing on those with poorer health outcomes
    - addresses women’s health and wellbeing across the lifespan.

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Nine months in the making and 3 years since the Government committed to appoint a National Council for Violence Against Women, the night of Tuesday 14th September saw the culmination of a great body of work with the launch of the “Happy Healthy Women, Not Just Survivors” report which advocates for the long term health needs of survivors of sexual trauma. We were honoured to have Libby Lloyd AM, Chair of the Violence Against Women Advisory Group officially launch the report and give a keynote address highlighting the surprising figure that one in three women are victims of sexual violence and that sexual violence has far-reaching effects on victims. The health burden is to individuals, the community and the economy, and there is nothing in the national agenda to address the real, longterm needs of these women.

Read more: Launch of Happy Healthy Women, Not Just Survivors

The VMWS committee is looking to recruit enthusiastic and motivated young doctors (for active roles) and medical students (for "shadow" positions). Opportunities are also available to progress within the organisation to participate in national (AFMW) and international (MWIA) representation. If you would like the opportunity to join the VMWS committee in 2011, read on!

Read more: VMWS Recruitment Notice

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