We know that the current VWMS arrangements for looking after our members and associate members, is appreciated by them. Men who become aware of this organization may wonder why they cannot join and benefit from the companionship we generate. We welcome their support and invite them to some of our events.
We also provide other events that our committee offers only for our members. To do this we must apply every 3 years to the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission for exemption from their regulations for our women only events. So far this has never been refused.
Welcome to our October newsletter.
I commend to you the articles commenting on our event about doctors’ roles in preventing domestic violence by Ms Lydia Stefano, Sarah Kari’s observations on doctor-patient interaction, and Dr Claire Felmingham’s articles on environmental health, and feminist writing relevant to doctors. We are still campaigning about gender including LGTBIQ (1) issues, in both professional relationships, and for patient care, and Mr John Lee, Austin medical student, reports.
Of note, SDG Goal number 5 – ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’ received particular attention with Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki-Moon stating that the new development goals will not be achieved ‘without full and equal rights for half of the world’s population’.