Our vision is to see that all women in our region are safe, healthy, and thriving.
WHISE works across 10 local government areas from South Melbourne down to the Mornington Peninsula and east to Casey and Cardinia. Our area of work is the Southern Metropolitan Region and is one of the most diverse and expanding regions across Australia.
We create gender equity by learning, educating and advocating for all women
Health promotion and primary prevention is at the heart of what we do - it saves lives, increases community well-being and most importantly for WHISE, empowers women.
WHISE trains and builds understanding about gender equality because this is the root cause of violence against women. We work in partnership with communities to support women to take control over their own health and well-being.
Photographs of the Southern Metropolitan Region taken by Deb Pugsley.