WHLM has a commitment to working towards more equitable distribution of power and resources to women. Through gender transformative practice WHLM aims to enhance gender equality by changing the way communities view, value and assign roles to women and men. WHLM seeks to redefine harmful gender norms and develop and strengthen equitable gender roles and relationships.
Gender equity is the ‘process’ of being fair to men and women. It recognises the power imbalance between men and women and is most often focused on ways in which women’s participation and self-determination can equal that of men.
WHLM gender equity work:
Gender Fairness Cards
24 conversation professional and highly engaging learning cards designed to generate conversation around gender roles and fairness in a range of settings. Written and
published by Innovative Resources and Women’s Health Loddon Mallee.
For more information or to purchase a set of cards Click here
Gender Equity Quality Standards
The Gender Equity Quality Standards are designed to create awareness of gender equity and support organisations to work towards achieving a more equitable workplace for women and men. The standards recognise that a healthy organisational culture, one in which men and women are respectful of each other’s roles, skills, responsibilities and needs, creates employer loyalty and allows workers to fully utilise their skills for the benefit of the organisation, themselves and their families.
To download a copy of the Gender Equity Quality Standards Click here.
Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plans project
All councils are required to create Public Health and Wellbeing plans on a four year cycle. With the current cycle coming to a close, Women’s Health Loddon Mallee has a project which targets the upcoming planning cycle. The aim of the project is to increase the consideration of gender and specific needs of women within the Loddon Mallee region. The project involves collaborating with the ten councils within the region on how we as an organisation can best assist and contribute to local decision making in respects to women’s needs. WHLM understand the diversity of resources and needs across the ten councils and aims to provide tailored information and support to respond to each council.