WHLM recognises that women in our communities are diverse and have a variety of needs, circumstances and aspirations that affect their lives and their health. We are committed to working towards a future that sees equitable distribution of power and resources across all gender groups.
We work within an intersectional feminist framework to achieve gender equality by providing health information, education and support to local government, organisations, education providers, and community groups.
Read more about Our Impact and the work that we do in our 2022-23 Annual Report.
Women’s Health Loddon Mallee’s work is guided by our purpose, our vision, and strategic goals as set out in our Strategic Plan.
Equity in health and wellbeing for women of the Loddon Mallee region
To lead cultural and structural change to improve women’s lives based on a deep understanding of women’s experiences and stories
Our strategic plan (2021-2025) helps to align the work we do with our vision of gender equity in the Loddon Mallee.
Read more about our impact and what we do in our 2022-2023 Annual Report.
Women’s Health Loddon Mallee was established in 1978 as the regional women’s health service in the rural Loddon Mallee region.
We operate as a not-for-profit community health promotion organisation and regional health service.
Find out more about our impact, vision and purpose and the work that we do.
WHLM defines a woman as anyone who lives and identifies as a woman, including cisgender and trans women1. We acknowledge that neither sex nor gender are binary in nature and that socially constructed understandings of what it means to be woman or man do not reflect the gender diversity of our community. As a rights-based organisation, championing gender equality and social justice, WHLM firmly believes in everyone’s right to self-determine and to safely express their gender.
Intersectionality is a framework for understanding unequal power structures and systems of disadvantage that overlap and cause compounding forms of oppression and discrimination. It takes into consideration aspects of a person’s social and political identity such as their gender, race, class, sexual orientation, physical ability, geographic location, and more.
Intersectionality takes into consideration personal experiences as well as the complex and multidimensional experiences of groups. This approach helps to identify the social structures that fail to support inclusion and equity, setting a pathway for a more just and equitable world.
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Please see Women’s Health Loddon Mallee’s audited report for 2022-23 HERE.