ABC (Katherine Gregory on AM), February 2020
Sexual violence against women in mental health wards is going unchecked, despite service providers’ awareness of the problem.
A new report has found women in Victorian mental health wards are vulnerable to sexual assault, harassment and violence from male patients and staff.
It’s calling for stricter separation of male and female patients in mental health wards and an overhaul of how assault complaints are dealt with.
– Doctor Juliet Watson, RMIT University
– Charlotte Jones, Victorian Mental Health Legal Centre