past work & events

16 Days of Activism 2018 - Barwon Region 


WHWBSW partnered with the best night life venues in Geelong to raise awareness of the common forms of verbal and sexual  harassment experienced in venues.

Our project aimed to encourage patrons to 'Stand Up' for a friend or stranger when they are faced with harassment instead of ‘Stand By’ and do nothing.

We created four awareness raising posters to challenge current attitudes and behaviours and encourage bystanders to act. WHWBSW partnered with the best night life venues in Geelong to raise awareness of the common forms of verbal and sexual  harassment experienced in venues.

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM 2018 - Great South Coast


Southern Grampians Glenelg Primary Care Partnership

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Since 2015, WHWBSW has hosted the South West International Women’s Day Art Prize in Warrnambool.

As an organisation dedicated to the pursuit of gender equality, we are pleased to offer a prize specifically for women that addresses the gender imbalance in galleries while providing an opportunity for women to express themselves through art, see their work exhibited, be rewarded and recognised for their work.

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We believe the prize strengthens women’s voices and fosters improved mental health and wellbeing.

  • 2015 Theme: Women & Place

  • 2016 Theme: Hope

  • 2017 Theme: Women & Belonging

  • 2019 Theme: Be

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 International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, held annually on March 8th. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equality. IWD provides an opportunity to showcase a commitment to women’s equality, launch new initiatives, raise awareness and highlight women’s achievements.

This year’s theme #PressforProgress stemmed from the strong call to action to press forward and progress gender parity following global activism through movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp and the alarming statistics that suggest if nothing changes we are a long way off from achieving this goal.

To celebrate IWD 2018, WHWBSW hosted a movie screening of ‘Battle of the Sexes’ at each end of the region.

The film showcases a pivotal event in history that shook gender inequality right to the core. It was a moment in time that inspired an entire generation to mobilise a cultural shift. With debates raging about equal pay and gender inequality, the movie—a dramatisation of the 1973 tennis match between women's tennis star Billie Jean King and tennis pro turned professional provocateur Bobby Riggs—appears poised to bolster the point that women are treated poorly.
But instead, the movie has an important message for how equality must be gained: by men and women working together towards outcomes that are better for everyone.

The Warrnambool event was a night showcasing local talented women, held at the Capitol Cinema. The night featured musician Gabby Steel playing in the foyer, food by Fishtales café, a performance by the Red Tent Singers choir and Guest Speaker Katie Burt from Pulse CPR.

The Geelong event featured guest speaker, Annie Nolan who spoke passionately about the inequality women face in the health care system and the importance of having an intersectional approach in feminism. 

After both events, guests took home a goodie bag featuring different health promotion resources related to women’s health. All performers and businesses used throughout the events (catering, poster design, door prizes etc) were female led.