Join the growing voice of Australians fighting against weight bias, stigma and misinformation

Weight Issues Network (WIN)

WIN is a place for people affected by overweight or obesity…and those who care

Weight Stigma in Australia

Weight stigma (also known as weight bias) refers to negative opinions, assumptions, attitudes or responses toward a person because they are either overweight or has obesity. Weight discrimination is the fourth most common form of social discrimination amongst adults – and follows closely after age, gender and race discrimination. It is the only form of discrimination still widely thought to be socially acceptable.

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Benefits of being a member

Share your stories in a non-judgemental and safe environment

Create a strong voice for people living with obesity, their families and carers

Help change the narrative around weight challenges in Australia

Join regular WIN community meetups with guest expert speakers and group discussion

Provide insight and perspective into what needs to change for our future advocacy campaigns

Help to ensure that the perspectives of those with lived experience are heard and valued