40 years of Women's Health in Victoria


Celebrating Victorian Women’s Health in Women’s Hands

Over the past four decades, we’ve seen abortion legalised, sexual harassment outlawed, an Australia-first Royal Commission into Family Violence, and Victoria’s first Gender Equality Strategy. Victorian women’s health services have been there every step of the way, championing women’s health, safety and wellbeing.

To recognise this milestone, Gippsland Women’s Health is proud to participate in the 40 Years Strong social media campaign celebrating the contribution of women’s led women’s health services in Victoria.

#40YearsStrong Celebrating women's health in women's hands

The campaign will run from 13-16 March and is coordinated by Gender Equity Victoria – the Victorian peak body for gender equity, women’s health and the prevention of violence against women – in collaboration with member organisations. 40 Years Strong recognises the history and expertise of Victorian women’s led women’s health services in addressing gender equity, women’s sexual and reproductive health and the prevention of violence against women.

“Gippsland Women’s Health has been advocating for the women of Gippsland since 1991 and we will continue to do so, with our many partner organisations. We are on the cusp of significant social change and it’s very exciting to be instrumental in creating better and lasting outcomes for women” Fiona Owen, Chief Executive Officer, Gippsland Women’s Health.

Read more on the history of Gippsland Women’s Health in our 21st birthday celebratory newsletter.

The campaign follows International Women’s Day (March 8), a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year’s theme is #PressForProgress, which calls on collective action to accelerate gender parity.

“The 40 Years Strong campaign is an opportunity to bring Victorian women’s health services together to collaborate, celebrate and drive future change,” said Kristine Olaris, Convenor of Gender Equity Victoria.

Campaign hashtag: #40YearsStrong



About Gender Equity Victoria

Gender Equity Victoria (GEN VIC) is the Victorian peak body for gender equity, women’s health and the prevention of violence against women.

Gender Equity Victoria works with organisations across Victoria to advance a shared vision of gender equality, health, and freedom from violence for every woman and girl, in every community across Victoria.

Visit www.genvic.org.au for more information.