The Lancet, Gender Equality, Norms, and Health Steering Committee, Published May 30, 2019
The Conversation, January 23, 2019 12.21pm AEDT
Sexual health physician and senior researcher, UNSW
Australia aims to “virtually eliminate” HIV transmission by 2022, according to the health minister’s new national HIV strategy. This ambitious goal has been made possible by biomedical HIV prevention, a new and highly effective way of preventing HIV using medications.
But new inequalities are emerging between those who can and can’t access these medications because of their Medicare eligibility. These inequalities may undermine the success of HIV elimination in Australia and threaten Australia’s international reputation as a safe place to study, work and live.
Women’s Health Victoria, Issues Paper No. 14, December 2018
The aim of this issues paper is to provide an overview of significant literature
currently published on the nature of gender portrayals in advertising, and the
impacts of these representations on women’s health and wellbeing, gender
inequality and attitudes and behaviours that support violence against women.
This issues paper found that the continued use of gender stereotypes
and increasing reliance on images that sexualise and objectify women in
advertisements undermines efforts to promote gender equality in Australia.
Gender-stereotyped portrayals limit the aspirations, expectations, interests and
participation of women and men in our society. These portrayals are associated
with a range of negative health and wellbeing outcomes and are highly
problematic for the prevention of family violence and other forms of violence
The studies cited in this paper demonstrate that there is a clear business
case for change. Brands, businesses and creative agencies can benefit from
portraying both women and men proportionately, respectfully and realistically.
Priorities for preventing a concentrated HIV epidemic among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
Published online: 2 July 2018
Human Rights Campaign, June 25, 2018
The HRC Foundation released the results of a survey of employees across the USA, revealing the persistent daily challenges that have led nearly half of LGBTQ people to remain closeted at their workplaces — a rate largely unchanged over the past decade.
A Workplace Divided: Understanding the Climate for LGBTQ Workers Nationwide, HRC’s third national workplace study over the past decade, shines a light on the often-intangible, nuanced issues in the workplace that keep LGBTQ workers “separate,” leaving many feeling distracted, exhausted or depressed, and believing they have nowhere to turn for help.
The survey of both LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ workers reveals that, despite significant progress in recent years — including the Supreme Court of the United State’s decision embracing marriage equality in 2015, as well as corporate policies and practices that increasing embrace LGBTQ inclusion, substantial barriers to full inclusion. Many of these barriers exist within interpersonal workplace connections, including non-work conversations or outings among coworkers.
- The full report, A Workplace Divided: Understanding the Climate for LGBTQ Workers Nationwide, can be found here.