Women’s Health Victoria (WHV) is a not-for-profit organisation committed to women’s health promotion, advocacy and support services. It has more than 35 staff and more than $3 million in annual revenue.
WHV had an ambitious five-year strategic plan that identified five priorities: sexual and reproductive health, prevention of violence against women, women and cancer, women’s mental health and body image, and women’s equality. WHV sought Nous’ support to turn this strategic plan into reality, accessing discounted consulting services through our Community Partnership Scheme.
Delivering the strategic plan required a step change in the way Women’s Health Victoria operated. To achieve this shift, Nous worked with WHV to develop and activate a Theory of Change – a story of how and why a desired change will result from an organisation’s activities.
We worked with WHV to develop three tools:
The three tools were presented to the board and are now being put into operation. They will support WHV as it works toward its 15-year ambition of women experiencing optimal sexual and reproductive health, being free from domestic violence, having access to gender-sensitive support during cancer, having a positive relationship with their bodies, and participating equally in all aspects of life.