The document outlines a Theory of Change (ToC). It was primarily developed to guide the collective and individual work of the Women's Health Services (WHS) and to track progress towards the vision for the rights of all Victorian women to optimal sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing to be fully realised.
This ToC takes an intersectional approach to sexual and reproductive health (SRH), advocates for a gender transformative approach and is based on a socio-ecological model of health. An intersectional approach involves considering the intersecting factors that impact on SRH of women from diverse backgrounds. Using an intersectional approach encourages social change leaders and policy advocates and decision-makers to make connections between various forms, and diverse experiences of, discrimination and disadvantage, to ensure optimal health outcomes for all groups of women.