Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Gender is one of the most powerful determinants of health outcomes. All Victorians—men, women, trans and gender diverse people—are affected by gendered health inequalities.

Many women experience multiple and severe health disadvantages as a result of discrimination associated with their background, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, where they live and their economic means.

Norms that teach boys and men to be physically and emotionally strong have been linked to higher rates of depression and a reluctance to seek psychological help.

Family planning is widely recognised as one the most cost-effective health interventions, with positive effects on women’s long-term health, employment prospects and income. Yet a lack of access to local health services and female GPs, particularly in rural areas, has a major impact on the sexual and reproductive health status of women. Increasing accessibility of clinical services, creating a welcoming environment free from judgement, and ensuring confidentiality, are all crucial aspects of the health services journey.

Goal 1.

The great South Coast community will hold attitudes, behaviours and practices that reject violence against women and gender inequality

PREVENTING AND RESPONDING TO SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Preventing and responding to workplace sexual harassment
This guideline provides a comprehensive best practice framework for the organisational change necessary to prevent harassment and progress gender equality, and encompasses six clear minimum standards that employers must meet to comply with their positive duty, with concrete examples of what this can look like in practice.

EFFECTIVE SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICIES
Ending workplace sexual harassment: A resource for small, medium and large employers
This resource will help employers create healthy and safe workplaces in which all women and men are able to work without fear of sexual harassment.

INTERSECTIONALITY IN PRACTICE
Everybody Matters: Inclusion and Equity Statement
Ending family violence cannot be achieved without systemic change. This Statement provides a pathway for system and organisational change to ensure that everyone has access to appropriate services no matter who they are or where they turn to for help. It embeds an intersectional approach as the new standard for a family violence service sector that is inclusive and equitable.

Goal 2.

There is equal access to power and resources within workplaces, public life.

DRIVING GENDER EQUITY IN THE WORKPLACE
Gender Equality Act
The Gender Equality Act requires Health Services to fulfil a range of obligations to promote gender equality in their workplace, programs and policies.

DRIVING GENDER EQUITY IN THE WORKPLACE
Workplace Equality and Respect Standards
The Workplace Equality and Respect Standards set the goals that workplaces must achieve to address gender inequality and prevent violence against women. These standards will guide workplaces through a comprehensive organisational change process, highlighting what needs to be done to create change in the three key areas of leadership, strategy and norms and practices

DRIVING GENDER EQUITY IN THE WORKPLACE
SA Health Gender Equality and Diversity Steering Committee Strategic Directions 2020-23
SA Health strives to be an organisation whose employees across work sites, professions and at all levels, have access to the same resources, rewards and opportunities as their peers, regardless of their gender identity. This document outlines their strategic focus to achieve cultural change.

Goal 3.

Everyone within the Great South Coast is encouraged and has the freedom to explore positive personal identities, sexualities, and roles in our society.

DRIVING GENDER EQUITY IN THE WORKPLACE
Rainbow Tick framework
The Rainbow Tick is a quality framework that helps organisations show that they are safe, inclusive and affirming services and employers for the LGBTIQ community.

Goal 4.

The Great South Coast community promote and experience positive, equal, and respectful relationships.

Goal 1.

The great South Coast community will hold attitudes, behaviours and practices that reject violence against women and gender inequality

Goal 2.

There is equal access to power and resources within workplaces, public life.

APPLYING A GENDER LENS
Gender Responsive Budgeting
The purpose of Gender Responsive Budgeting is to promote accountability and transparency in fiscal planning; increase gender responsive participation in the budget process; and to advance gender equity agenda. This tool highlights different approaches to make programme budgeting more gender responsive.

APPLYING A GENDER LENS
Why Gender Matters: a guide for community health services
This guide is designed to raise awareness of the impact of gender in health, and to present gender-responsive actions that community health services can implement to ensure greater health outcomes for their clients and communities, and to create a healthier workplace. All community health service staff have a role in creating gender-equitable communities and workplaces.

Goal 3.

Everyone within the Great South Coast is encouraged and has the freedom to explore positive personal identities, sexualities, and roles in our society.

INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE
LGBTIQ Inclusive Language Guide
The LGBTIQ inclusive language guide is for Victorian Public Sector employees. It explains how to use language respectfully and inclusively when working with and referring to LGBTIQ people. By using inclusive language, we demonstrate respect in both our workplaces and in developing and delivering policies, programs and services for all Victorians.

COMMUNICATION AND MARKETING
Framing Masculinities Message Guide
This message guide contains recommendations that will help you have more productive conversations about masculine stereotypes in Australia. The primary users of this guide will be people working to challenge unhealthy attitudes and patterns of behaviour that stem from adherence to traditional forms of masculinity, and who aim to shape healthier norms and behaviours for Australian men and boys.

COMMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENT
Pride in Prevention Messaging Guide
This guide has been produced to support communications and engagement in primary prevention of family violence experienced by LGBTIQ communities.

Goal 4.

The Great South Coast community promote and experience positive, equal, and respectful relationships.

INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE
Words at Work
Language is a powerful tool for building inclusion at work. It can be used to create a sense of being valued, respected and one of the team (included) or of being under-valued, disrespected, and an ‘outsider’ (excluded). This Guide is a starting point for learning about inclusive language and communication.

Goal 1.

The great South Coast community will hold attitudes, behaviours and practices that reject violence against women and gender inequality

ACTIVE BYSTANDER GUIDE
Take action: Empowering bystanders to act on sexist and sexually harassing behaviours
This resource has been developed to help organisations introduce bystander initiatives as part of their work to reduce sexist and sexually harassing behaviours.

Goal 2.

There is equal access to power and resources within workplaces, public life.

Goal 3.

Everyone within the Great South Coast is encouraged and has the freedom to explore positive personal identities, sexualities, and roles in our society.

Goal 4.

The Great South Coast community promote and experience positive, equal, and respectful relationships.

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
Baby Makes 3
The Baby Makes 3 project is an example of promising practice in the emerging field of preventing violence against women. It is a primary prevention program that seeks to prevent violence before it occurs, by promoting equal and respectful relationships between men and women during the transition to parenthood.

Goal 1.

The great South Coast community will hold attitudes, behaviours and practices that reject violence against women and gender inequality

COMMUNITY MOBILISATION
SASA! Activist Kit for Preventing Violence against Women and HIV
SASA! is a ground-breaking community mobilisation approach developed by Raising Voices for preventing violence against women and HIV. It is uniquely designed to address a core driver of violence against women and HIV: the imbalance of power between women and men, girls and boys.

Goal 2.

There is equal access to power and resources within workplaces, public life.

Goal 3.

Everyone within the Great South Coast is encouraged and has the freedom to explore positive personal identities, sexualities, and roles in our society.

Goal 4.

The Great South Coast community promote and experience positive, equal, and respectful relationships.

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We proudly acknowledge Aboriginal people as the first peoples, Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands and waters on which this work occurs. We acknowledge and respect the wisdom, living culture and unique role that Aboriginal people hold, and saw them thrive for thousands of years. We also acknowledge the ongoing leadership role of the Aboriginal community on gender equality and the prevention of violence against women. As First Peoples, our Aboriginal communities are best placed to determine their own culturally appropriate path to gender equality.

We acknowledge the support of the State Government of Victoria Office for Women - Free from Violence Women’s Health Service Capacity Building Fund.