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Understanding the role of law and culture in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities in responding to and preventing family violence

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ANROWS, 2020 Family violence within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities attracts considerable attention in policy, research and practice. Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have advocated for community-led approaches to family violence that are culturally safe, involve Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander justice models and recognise Aboriginal or Torres Strait...

Impact of COVID-19 on Migrant and Refugee Women and Children Experiencing DFV

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Women’s Safety NSW, Published: July 31, 2020 Whilst research on the prevalence of violence against migrant and refugee women is limited, what is known is that cultural, language and systemic barriers serve to reduce access to safety and support for this group of women, and they are at higher risk of domestic homicide. (AIC 2020) This also corresponds with lower rates of reporting amongst...

Marie Stopes Australia seeks signatories to open letter re changes to telehealth

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July 2020   There are changes to Telehealth from Monday, July 20th which mean that clients who have not attended a service within the last 12 months – that is, new clients or clients who have not used a service in the last 12 months – will no longer be eligible for a Telehealth appointment.   Marie Stopes Australia has written an open letter about the impact of this change access to...

COVID-19 Impact and Response for Sex Workers

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Scarlet Alliance, 2020 STATEMENT OF IMPACT Sex workers throughout Australia have been devastatingly hit by the impact of coronavirus. As a workforce, sex workers are predominantly a mixture of precarious workers and the self-employed, being independent contractors who work in or for sex industry businesses, or sole traders who work independently for themselves. As such sex workers are...

There are fears coronavirus is stopping Australia’s migrant women from accessing abortions

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SBS News, 26th April 2020 Vulnerable pregnant women could lose access to abortion throughout Australia because of increased financial hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic, reproductive health providers have warned.  A combination of widespread job losses, differing abortion laws around the country, and patchy access to Medicare, could mean more women need financial assistance to terminate...

Sex Work & COVID-19: Guidelines for Sex Workers, Clients, Third Parties, and Allies

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Butterfly Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network and Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project, 2020 The COVID-19 outbreak has created a lot of stress and panic, but sex workers are and always have been resourceful and resilient.  We are experts in keeping ourselves and our communities safe. We’ve been doing it for decades! We would like to share our wisdom and learn from each...

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