Gender Equity

cohealth is committed to advancing gender equity and preventing gender-based violence.

Addressing gender inequity is important as it affects health and wellbeing, and is the root cause of family violence. cohealth works to prevent violence against women through targeted programs, influencing policy and designing joint actions in partnership with specialist women’s services.

Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

cohealth has a Diversity & Inclusion Strategy for 2020 – 2023. This strategy articulates cohealth’s commitment to provide culturally safe and inclusive services and work environments as a matter of core business. It sets out our diversity and inclusion vision, strategic goals and the steps we will take to impact change.

Diversity & Inclusion Strategy for 2020 – 2023

The Diversity & Inclusion Strategy draws on the information gathered and themes identified in the review of cohealth’s previous equity plans. Its development is based on consumer, staff and partner agency consultation, in addition to a comprehensive literature review of best practice for achieving equity and inclusion within health and…

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Services and programs

Women’s health

cohealth offers some healthcare services specifically for women. Our women’s health services provide you with a holistic service that supports you to make informed decisions about your health.

Find out more about Women’s health.

Family violence counselling

We offer free specialist counselling for women who have current or previous experiences of family violence.

Find out more about family violence counselling.

Family and reproductive rights education program (FARREP)

The Family and Reproductive Rights Education Program (FARREP) is a Victorian government initiative launched in 1998 to work towards the prevention of female genital cutting (FGC) or ‘circumcision’.

Find out more about family and reproductive rights education program.

Prevention and health promotion

Gender equity underpins the work of cohealth’s prevention and health promotion team. cohealth is also partner in a number of regional preventative health partnerships including:

Policy submissions

cohealth proactively and responsively develops policy submissions to represent and promote our position on key areas of policy and social debate.

Submission to the Royal Commission into Family Violence – May 2015 (Download PDF – 662 KB)

Find out more

For more information on some of the work being done, get in touch our Diversity Manager, Apoorva Charukonda.

Email: Apoorva.Charukonda@cohealth.org.au

Phone: 9448 6702

About us

cohealth is a not-for-profit community health organisation. We provide essential health and support services in Melbourne’s CBD, and northern and western suburbs.

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