Gender Sexuality and Faith toolkit

Sexuality, Poverty and Law Programme, Institute of Development Studies, 2016

The Gender, Sexuality and Faith toolkit has been developed with individuals, communities and leaders practising faith. It is a user-friendly, free and interactive resource that seeks to support faith communities and leaders working to promote social justice in relation to gender and sexuality. The toolkit includes resources on:

  • Terminology
  • Key issues
  • Case studies
  • Activities

These resources have been designed for use with faith-based groups, including those of mixed faith, and they are included alongside a wide range of further resources and information produced by others, that people may find useful.

Access toolkit here



Women on average are physiologically sexually aroused to both male and female sexual stimuli

University of Essex, 05 November 2015

When it comes to what turns them on, women are either bisexual or gay, but never straight, according to a new study by the University of Essex.

Whereas previous research has shown that women generally are sexually aroused by both men and women to varying degrees, it overlooked the differences between women who are straight or gay.

  • Read more of press release from University of Essex here
  • View article abstract for ‘Sexual Arousal and Masculinity-Femininity of Women’ here

Film Screening for White Ribbon Day: The Mask You Live In

Award winning filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating society’s narrow definition of masculinity.

SHine SA and White Ribbon Australia invite you to a screening of The Mask You Live In on the eve of White Ribbon Day.

We would love to see lots of you there to support this fundraiser event.

When: Tuesday 24th November, arrive 6pm for a 6:30pm start. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with a panel of experts.

Where: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett St, Adelaide

Cost: Cost $20 (Student/Concession $15)

Find out more about the film here and buy tickets here:

Watch trailer below

For more information, contact Gemma on or 8300 5321

Download flyer below

White Ribbon Film Flyer


Teaching young men to break the cycle of sexual violence

The Guardian,

Following the Kosovo conflict, ‘hyper-masculine’ personas and sexual violence were common. Now, a project is seeing striking results by promoting a different kind of male role model.

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