Workplaces have an important role in promoting gender equality and preventing violence against women.

The Preventing Violence Together Partnership has developed a step-by-step Toolkit to clearly guide partners on their gender equity journey, starting with building leadership commitment and working towards affecting community change through implementing targeted actions and tracking progress over time.

Who is


Women's health in the South East (WHISE) is the leading primary prevention agency for the health and wellbeing of women in the Southern Metropolitan Region of Melbourne.

WHISE provide services based on strong body of evidence on primary prevention and gender equity. We work collaboratively with organisations and community to improve the health and wellbeing of all women in our region.

Where we work

We work across 10 local government areas. Our area of work is called the South Metropolitan Region and consists of approximately 1.3 million people, representing about onequarter of the state’s total population.

We cover Port Phillip, Bayside, Kingston, Frankston, Stonnington, Glen Eira, Dandenong, Cardinia, Casey and Mornington Peninsula.

Primary Prevention

Primary prevention in health promotion is at the very core of what we do. It is a deliberate way of changing the underlying causes of poor health. Rather than treating disease, our work seeks to prevent disease. WHISE work aims to reduce incidence of poor health of women in our community.

We train and raise understanding about gender equality because we know that this is the root cause of violence against women. We work in partnership with communities on sexual and reproductive health to support women to take control over their own health and well-being.

Health Promotion and Primary Prevention increases community wellbeing and most importantly for us, empowers women.


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