For many young women in WA, life circumstances such as poverty, trauma, lack of services or unmet needs, lead to poor social, economic and health outcomes. These outcomes can have far reaching impacts and may lead to entrenched disadvantage.
The community service sector play a significant role in developing positive social determinants that enable young women and act as protective factors against the ongoing impacts of social and public health issues, such as gender-based violence, racism, discrimination, inequality, poverty and social exclusion. Importantly, these protective factors also support young women to live empowered, happy, safe, and secure lives.
This webinar provides a space to discuss how we enhance work to support and enable young women in WA, through investment in positive social determinants that support positive life outcomes. During the webinar you will hear from three innovative programs working with young women, including:
A representative from each program will provide an overview of their work and share learnings about supporting young women to build supportive and nurturing environments. Representatives will then join a panel discussion based on the question: How can the community service sector support young women through investment in positive social determinants that prevent poor social, economic and health outcomes, and promote positive ones? Webinar attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and join the discussion.
This webinar will be hosted by Alison Evans, CEO of the Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing.