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Advocacy and engagement

ۺŮ advocates for women’s health professionals and the patients they care for by working with governing bodies to make meaningful policy change towards equitable access to women’s health services across Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.


LATEST ADVOCACY NEWS

Advocacy 17 June 2024
New Zealand Women Would Benefit From Pelvic Floor Muscle ۺŮ 
New Zealand’s obstetricians and gynaecologists are increasingly concerned about pelvic…
Advocacy 31 May 2024
Now More Than Ever: National Reconciliation Week 2024
National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a crucial time in Australia…
Advocacy 31 May 2024
Insights from the Aotearoa New Zealand Budget 2024
The Aotearoa New Zealand Government has released its 2024-2025 budget.
Advocacy 30 May 2024
ۺŮ Welcomes Opportunities to Improve Birthing Outcomes for Women
The College welcomes the report of the New South Wales…
Advocacy 20 May 2024
ۺŮ Challenges Queensland Abortion Bill Amendment
The College has made a submission opposing the Queensland ‘Termination…
Advocacy 14 May 2024
The Federal Budget: What It Means for Women’s Health
ۺŮ has summarised how the 2024-25 Australian federal budget allocations…
Advocacy 9 May 2024
New MBS Items a Win for Women’s Health
ۺŮ welcomes the addition of new MBS items which will…
Advocacy 3 May 2024
College Statement on Gender-Based Violence
The College supports the call for the Australian government to…
Advocacy 2 May 2024
ۺŮ leads the charge against chronic shortages of medicines & devices used in women’s healthcare
The College has convened key stakeholders to workshop solutions for…
Advocacy 22 April 2024
Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s Health Strategy aims to ensure equitable access to women’s healthcare across Australia
The College has launched its Rural, Regional and Remote Women’s…
Advocacy 21 March 2024
ۺŮ reaffirms commitment to First Nation peoples following Voice to Parliament Referendum Result
Read the College’s post-referendum statement and learn more about the…
Advocacy 14 March 2024
2024 Women’s Health Summit Ignites Call to Action Against Systemic Gender Bias in Healthcare
ۺŮ is honoured to be organising and presenting the Women’s…
Advocacy 8 March 2024
ۺŮ to deliver the 2024 Women’s Health Summit
ۺŮ is honoured to be organising and presenting the Women’s…
Advocacy 4 March 2024
ۺŮ on LGBTQIA+ and health: there is more to be done
ۺŮ was proud to again march as part of the…
Advocacy 4 March 2024
ۺŮ stands up for the importance of advocacy at the AGES conference
ۺŮ President Dr Gillian Gibson laid out how the College…
Advocacy 23 February 2024
ۺŮ defends maternal and fetal health during Senate climate change inquiry
This week, Dr Kristine Barnden testified in front of the…

ADVOCACY IN AUSTRALIA

In Australia, ۺŮ makes submissions throughout each year on a variety of women’s health policy issues, supporting over 7,500 members to provide equitable women’s health care.

How we advocate

As the peak body for women’s health in Australia, ۺŮ advocates on behalf of our membership, to improve equitable access to health care, develop tailored strategic policy frameworks and timely outcomes to pressing issues facing women, their families, as well as our members.

ۺŮ consults with our Committees and members who have specific expertise on the consultation topics. Their feedback is reviewed, collated and drafted as a submission.

The submissions are reviewed and approved by the President and CEO prior to being submitted to the consultative entities. The Australian submissions and consultations process is managed by the Executive Office & Advocacy.

ADVOCACY IN AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND

ۺŮ makes submissions each year on behalf of our Aotearoa New Zealand members and the wāhine they work with.

We are committed to equity of health outcomes for all wāhine and their pēpi.

How we advocate

We advocate for excellence and equity in hauora wāhine by engaging with health sector stakeholders, including through submissions and representation, collaboration in policy development and advice on clinical matters.

Pae ora for all wāhine and pēpi

Read about our mahi in hauora wāhine Māori on the Aotearoa New Zealand page.

Submissions

Each year the College makes submissions on behalf of members, wāhine and pēpi in Aotearoa New Zealand. We thank the members who contribute so much of their time and expertise to each submission.

Engagement

Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku engages and collaborates regularly with key health stakeholders.

The mahi of Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku, He Hono Wāhine and other advocates for women’s health in Aotearoa New Zealand have seen positive outcomes achieved for wāhine including:

Government commitment to a women’s health strategy in the Pae Ora legislation

HPV screening and self-testing beginning in ۺŮ 2023

Folic acid fortification of bread will be achieved through supplementation of non-organic bread-making wheat flour

New sector guidelines completed on contraception

ۺŮ and the New Zealand College of Midwives collaborated with the Ministry of Health and the Immunisation Advisory Centre to provide consistent and clear advice on COVID-19 and pregnancy 

Previous advocacy work

Each year the advocacy work of the College is outlined in our Annual Report.

Engage with our members

Interested in surveying our membership? Find out what is involved and how to apply.


Contact

Get in touch with the advocacy team in your country:

Australia: advocacy@ranzcog.edu.au
Aotearoa New Zealand: ranzcog@ranzcog.org.nz

Leadership 10 May 2022

Gender Equity and Diversity Working Group

The Gender Equity and Diversity Working Group (GEDWG) works to improve gender equity, inclusion and diversity within our College.


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