SAMESH cooking class presents: GK’s chicken noodle dish, Paul’s spinach & feta parcels

SAMESH, 8/05/2020

SAMESH still can’t hold their monthly cooking class for PLHIV and older LGBTIQ+ folk in person, so here are some more recipes for you this week. 

Our inaugural cooking class guest chef, the illustrious GK, made this chicken dish for the special Feast Festival cooking class – you may have even been there. A tasty meal which is ideal for warming you up on these cold nights, with chicken and noodles! You could also swap out the vegies for what you have on hand.

This week’s vegetarian option is comes from Paul’s kitchen: delicious spinach and fetta parcels, for a meal or snack. These use only four ingredients, from the panty or freezer. Or you can use fresh home-grown spinach. An economical dish, they can be frozen for later if you don’t eat them all!

SAMESH cooking class presents: Savoury Mince and Boiled Chocolate Cake

SAMESH, 1/5/2020

In lieu of SAMESH’s face to face cooking classes for PLHIV and older LGBTIQ+ folk, Paul has been developing  and trying our recipes again this week. 

Savoury Mince

This week Paul’s savoury course has a retro twist – perhaps you can serve it in ramekins! You can use any kind of mince you have on hand, including your favourite vegetarian alternative. It is an easy dish that you can make for one or more people.
Be creative, add what ever vegies you enjoy or ghave on hand. In this recipe you can use gravy mix, spice mix you have bought, or your own handmade blend. It
can be made ahead of time and re-heated or frozen for future use.

Boiled Chocolate Cake 

This is a simple yet delicious recipe that is tried and tested, from the Tasmanian Esk Valley. You can make two and spread loads of jam and cream between the 2! You can also add shaved chocolate to the frosting for even more chocolatey goodness. It can even be made and frozen. Who doesn’t love a good chocolate cake (as long as you can come by some flour, which seems to have appeared back in the shops again!).

SAMESH cooking class presents: baked capsicum + strawberry shortcake recipes

During this time when SAMESH can’t hold their monthly cooking class for PLHIV and older LGBTIQ+ folk in person, Paul has been busy creating recipes for everyone to try,. This week he made an old favourite – stuffed capsicums, and also tried (and approved) a new dessert – strawberry shortcake.

The capsicums can be easily adapted to vegetarian using lentils or your favourite meat alternative, and the dessert can be made using frozen strawberries as well as fresh.







A sex-positive approach in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights programming for youth

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), February 2020

IPPF have created the new resource pack: A sex-positive approach in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights programming for youth.

Please start with opening the toolkit which provides additional guidelines on how to use the resources. The toolkit is interlinked with the videos and the presentation hence going through the manual will navigate you through all materials available.


Sexual health and its linkages to reproductive health: an operational approach

 World Health Organization, 2017

Sexual health and reproductive health are closely linked, but crucial aspects of sexual health can be overlooked when grouped under or together with the domain of reproductive health.

In order to create broader awareness of comprehensive sexual health interventions and to ensure that sexual health and reproductive health both receive full attention in programming (including provision of health services) and research, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reviewed its working definition of sexual health to create a framework for an operational approach to sexual health.

The framework, which is intended to support policy-makers and programme implementers and to provide a stronger foundation for further research and learning in sexual health, is presented and described in full in this brief.

Women with disabilities: publications

Women with Disabilities ACT, updated 2019

On this page you can find all of Women with Disabilities ACT’s major submissions to government, research reports and policy statements. Accessible versions have been provided where possible.

Some relevant documents on the page include:

  • Contraception, Consent, Respectful Relationships & Sexuality, May 2019 [pdf] [docx]
  • WWDACT Submission to the Inquiry into Maternity Services in the ACT, January 2019 [pdf] [docx]
  • Contraception and Consent: A Comparative Analysis of the Legal Frameworks for Accessing Contraception, August 2017 [pdf] [docx]
  • WWDACT Submission on the Inquiry into the Crimes (Consent) Amendment Bill 2018, September 2018 [pdf]
  • WWDACT Letter Supporting the Crimes (Consent) Amendment Bill 2018, March 2018 [pdf]
  • WWDACT Submission to the Justice and Community Safety Directorate: Sexual Assault Guidelines – Restorative Justice Referrals February 2018 [pdf]
  • WWDACT Submission to Discussion Paper: Domestic and Family Violence – Policy Approaches and Responses, September 2017 [pdf]
  • WWDACT Submission to the ALRC—Family Violence Cth Laws 2011, October 2011 [pdf] [Rich Text]

Access webpage here