Just Support Project Report
The Just Support Project Report was launched at Parliament House on April 6, 2017 by the Hon Elise Archer MP, Speaker of the House of Assembly.
The report is the result of an action research project undertaken to find ways to address the post-release support needs of women exiting Mary Hutchinson Women’s Prison (MHWP). The project explored what post-release supports are currently available to women and how women experience accessing these. It is informed by the experiences of women navigating the criminal justice system who are among the most marginalised and stigmatised groups in society. The most critical needs of women exiting prison are identified as well as service provision gaps and barriers to accessing support.
The project report was written and researched by Iona Johnson, Project Officer for Women's Health Tasmania. The project was funded by the Partner's in Recovery Flexible Funding Pool.
Our New Name
On June 15, 2016, the Minister for Health Michael Ferguson launched the Hobart Women's Health Centre's new name Women's Health Tasmania. The new name will reflect more accurately the work we now undertake across the state.
It is a big step to change a name with so much history and such loyal supporters. To find out more about the reasons for the name change click the link below.
Our New Name (420 KB)
Australian Women's Health Charter
Recently the Australian Women's Health Network released the Australian Women's Health Charter. It calls on all political parties, if elected, to commit to national leadership in taking action to ensure the health and wellbeing needs of all women in Australia are met.
Acting for change: tackling the big issues for women in Tasmania
The Tasmanian Council for Social Service (TasCOSS) has recently published a paper on issues specific to Tasmanian women.
Employer of Choice Award
On May 25, the Women's Health Tasmania was inducted in to the Employer of Choice Honour Roll 2015!
The Employer of Choice Awards gives recognition to organisations demonstrating contemporary workplace practices and outstanding support for their staff.
AWHN Policy Position Papers
Australian Women’s Health Network (AWHN) has recently produced three new policy position papers.