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Women's Health and Equality Consortium - WHEC
Women's Charity Partnership


The Women’s Health and Equality Consortium (WHEC) is a partnership of women’s charity organisations, all of who share common goals of health and equality for girls and women.


By pooling our expertise, information and resources as WHEC, we can speak with one voice and more strongly influence decision-makers and government, making sure policy reflects the real needs of girls and women. We are an agency that works to improve the sustainability of the women and girls health and social care sector and strengthen their capacity to engage with the health and social care systems.


Through this, we are committed to reducing women and girls health inequalities by building the capacity of their own women’s organisations and thereby strengthening the voice of women at a national and local level.

We do this by:

- Bringing women and girl’s health and social care organisations together

- Building a shared understanding of the issues surrounding women and girls health and equality

- Supporting sustainable women-led solutions to persistent and emerging health inequalities

- Promoting the value of the women’s health and equality sector within government departments and amongst statutory and voluntary and community sector bodies.


Click here to view the latest news and updates on our work.

Who are WHEC?

WHEC was set up in September 2008 as a Strategic Partner of the Department of Health in response to its request to engage directly with the Voluntary and Community Sector.


The consortium consists of:

Positively UK provides support for women living with HIV by women living with HIV.


Maternity Action works to end inequality and promote the health and wellbeing of all pregnant women, new mothers and their families.


FORWARD UK is committed to eliminating gender-based violence against African girls and women, particularly female genital mutilation and child and forced marriage.


Rape Crisis (England and Wales) provides specialist services for women and girls that have been raped or experienced another form of sexual violence.


Imkaan is the national Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BMER) charity dedicated to addressing violence against women and girls. As a second-tier membership organisation, Imkaan represents the expertise and perspectives of frontline BMER women’s services that work to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls.


Women’s Resource Centre supports women’s organisations to be more effective and sustainable and provides training and resources.


Finding Us

Women's Resource Centre
United House, North Roeas
N7 9DP

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