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The Australian Gynaecological Cancer Foundation

Let's talk Lady Parts

Awareness and research are the only cures to the 8 gynaecological cancers. Only 1 of the 8 cancers has a screening test and treatment. The other seven gynae cancers are often not diagnosed until they are already in the advanced stages. Majority of women are unaware of the 8 gynae cancers and when challenged, are hard pressed to identify their lady parts.
Plan International Australia

Gender Compass

Creating a 'Gender Compass' - an audience segmentation tool that will inform more effective gender equality advocacy, to help shift toxic attitudes against women. It will be shared publicly and freely for all to use. It is based on the groundbreaking 'Climate Compass' project in America and Australia.
Documentary Australia

Under Cover - Documentary Film

Women over 50 are the fastest-growing cohort experiencing homelessness in Australia and Under Cover follows an eclectic group of these women who are tough and determined, while experiencing homelessness. Their moving but optimistic portraits lay bare the flaws in our...
SELF HELP ADDICTION RESOURCE CENTRE

Three Sides of the Coin Recovery Gamble lived experience video stories

Australia has the greatest gambling losses per capita in the world; 20% of pokie machines in the world; 75% of which are in suburban pubs and clubs -this ease of access is major predictor of harm. Pokies are particularly predatory...
Just Peoples

Enable Women to Earn an Income and Manage Their Periods Without Shame

In Tanzania, 80% of girls don’t have the ability to manage their periods hygienically due to a lack of access to purchase sanitary products as well as lack of ability to pay for them. In mountainous and rural areas, pads are almost impossible to find in stores, even if girls could afford them.
Family Planning NSW

Comprehensive Sexuality Education Project

The Comprehensive Sexuality Education Project aims to ensure all people have access to evidence-based, age appropriate and culturally safe CSE. The project focuses on designing and developing an ‘online resource hub’ for all people to access CSE information, education and...
Her Heart

Raising awareness of heart disease in women

Her Heart speaks to women, about women, and for women. The organisation is committed to working with women to raise awareness of heart disease – few are aware that we lose 1 woman every hour to heart disease in Australia,...
Butterfly Foundation

Wandi Nerida Residential Recovery Centre

An eating disorder is a complex mental illness which can be severe and enduring. Approximately 1 million Australians are currently experiencing an eating disorder, 2/3 being female. In Australia, hospital care is the standard approach when an eating disorder is...
The Royal Women's Hospital

The Cornelia Program: Breaking the cycle of homelessness for vulnerable women and their babies

The Royal Women's Hospital needs help to help break the cycle of homelessness for vulnerable women and their babies. The Women’s, Launch Housing and HousingFirst have collaborated to develop the Cornelia Program – an Australian-first initiative that aims to break the cycle of homelessness and support pregnant women and new mothers to develop a lasting bond with their babies.
Just Peoples Ltd

Fight period poverty and stigma in Bangladesh with education

Talking about periods is a social taboo in most parts of Bangladesh. As a result, many girls don’t understand what’s happening to their bodies when they get their first period, let alone how to manage it safely. Using unhygienic materials like rags and old bedsheets, instead of proper sanitary products, leads to frequent illness, embarrassment and skipping school.
Just Peoples Ltd

Women-friendly toilets in Bangladesh Slums

This project exists to renovate 25 communal toilet facilities in slum communities across Dhaka to ensure they are safe and “women-friendly”. Toilets will be accessible 24/7, have lockable cubicles, and be equipped with menstrual facilities and running water. The facilities...
Birth for Humankind

Creating connections: social and emotional support during pregnancy for women experiencing family violence and homelessness

Over 12 months, we will provide doula support and childbirth education for 50 women experiencing homelessness and family violence (FV), during pregnancy, birth and early parenting. The project will improve birth and early parenting experiences and longer-term health and wellbeing outcomes for those least able to access quality, continuous care in Melbourne.