Australian Women's Health Network
|Focus||Women's health, women's rights, feminism, reproductive rights|
|Marilyn Beaumont (Chairperson)|
Dr Gwen Gray (Deputy chairperson)
The Australian Women's Health Network (AWHN) is the peak organisation for women's health in Australia. AWHN was formed by women who attended the inaugural Community Health Association Conference in September 1986. It was incorporated on 3 March 1994. It is a non-profit network run primarily by volunteers. AWHN is an umbrella organisation for State and Territory Women’s Health Networks, and other national organisations which embrace its objectives and philosophy. The AWHN National Management Committee is made up of representatives from every state and territory in Australia.
Activity and funding
AWHN is a pro-choice organisation. AWHN organises the Australian Women’s Health Conference, a conference on issues concerning women. The 1st conference occurred in October 1987 at the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne and was funded by the Department of Health. The 7th conference was held in Sydney from May 2013. Speakers at the conference included Kimberly Dark.
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