Womens Health on the Agender Project

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A 10 POINT PLAN OF ACTION

For Western Australian Women’s Health and Wellbeing 2011 – 2015

The purpose of the 10 Point Plan of Action is to set a policy agenda for improving the health and wellbeing of all Western Australian women through targeted strategies.

 

About the Project

The 10 Point Plan proposes a broad approach, embedded in the social determinants of health and gender equality principles, that can effectively take in to account multi-dimensional factors not limited to age but also inclusive of Aboriginality; cultural; religious and linguistic diversity; disability; sexual identity; geographic location and socio-economic status. This approach is also consistent with the Victorian Women’s Health 10 Point Plan 2010-2014 and South Australia’s Women’s Health Action Plan Report Card 2009. The Plan advocates a system of regular monitoring and feedback. It also supports positive outcomes for women and sets standards for good practice.

The purpose of the 10 Point Plan of Action is to set a policy agenda for improving the health and wellbeing of all Western Australian women through targeted strategies. The Plan provides the rationale for why women’s health and wellbeing matters. It proposes a policy framework premised on social determinants and gender equality, and the process through which the recommendations of the Plan can be achieved.

The current consultation to implement the 10 Point Plan of Action commenced in August 2012 and is the first of its kind in Western Australia.

A summary of the research and consultations are collected in the report that was presented to representatives of the major political parties on 8 February at an afternoon tea held at the Women’s Health and Family Services. Click below for the report and photos from the event:

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For more information on the project, please contact:

Mary Gurgone (Project Director)
Phone: 08 9467 2490
Email: MGurgone@fortisconsulting.roobixdev.net.au

Project Updates

Forums Completed

A number of high profile Womens Health on the Agender Forums were held around WA during November and December 2012.

The forums were scheduled in Perth, Busselton and Karratha. Details outlined in the newspage (click here). Summary of event details as follows:

Forum:  WOMEN’S HEALTH ON THE AGENDER

Purpose: To take the next steps in a 10 POINT PLAN OF ACTION for Western Australian Women’s Health & Wellbeing

Keynote speakers for each event are:

  • Perth Forum: Hon Robyn McSweeney, MLC, The Minister of Women’s Interests
  • Busselton Forum: TBA
  • Pilbara Forum: Hon. Brendon John Grylls MLA, Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development; Leader of the Parliamentary National Party (WA)

More Info: See sidebar for info on each Forum or call Felicity on 08 9467 2490 or emailFMcNeill@fortisconsulting.roobixdev.net.au

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