Throughout the morning, WHGNE staff presented on some of the projects highlighted at the Showcase event. Following a Welcome to Country from special guest and Yorta Yorta woman Nikki James, and an introduction from our CEO Amanda Kelly, the presentations kicked off with our Regional Manager Renata Lucas speaking about the WHGNE Gender Equity Pathway.
The second presentation featured a case study about embedding the principles of co-design when forming a Community Advisory Group to guide WHGNE’s collaborative project with Women’s Health Loddon Mallee, Long Story Short: Reshaping the narrative of women’s sexual and reproductive health, by health promotion workers Mary Reema Antony and Katherine Keirs.
Next, our multilingual health educator Bhakti Dhamala spoke about her experience connecting with women in-language through the WOMHEn project, to understand their needs and center their experiences to guide the delivery of health literacy information.
The final presentation of the day highlighted the Care through Disaster project – a collaboration between WHGNE and Australia reMADE, to hear from women and others in the community about what is needed to care and be cared for through times of disaster. The project was presented by our CEO Amanda Kelly and featured a virtual presentation from project partner and Co-Director of Australia reMADE, Millie Rooney.
Watch all of the presentations below: