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UN Women Australia are hosting the International Women's Day Breakfast 2012 in Melbourne on Monday, March 5th from 7-9 am, to raise funds for programs to provide  assistance to women at risk all over the world. UN Women Australia is the National Committee for UN Women in Australia and is one of 18 National Committees globally. The National Committees support UN Women through membership programs, raising public awareness of gender and development issues and fundraising for UN Women projects around the world. International Women’s Day 2012 is about celebrating the vital role women play in enhancing economic prosperity in their families, communities and countries while recognising that significant barriers to achieving women’s economic security and equality continue to exist.

Individual tickets and corporate tables are available. For more information or to register online for this must attend event, please visit www.unwomen.org.au or contact the event organisers DKC on 02 8218 2911 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to seeing you there.

The MIGA Doctors in Training (DIT) Grants Program offers funding to assist doctors in training pursue specialist training opportunities in Australia and abroad. It is open to doctors who are either enrolled in an accredited training program or who have completed their accredited training program within the last two years and seek to undertake additional training opportunities beyond the scope of training prescribed through their College or Society.

This year MIGA is offering up to four individual DIT Grants of $5000 each. Applications close Friday 28 October. For more information and to apply please visit the MIGA website at http://www.miga.com.au

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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