CategoryFemale Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Cultural Safety workshops with Khadija Gbla (free event)

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Morella Community Centre in collaboration with Khadija Gbla, October 2019 WHAT IS CULTURAL SAFETY? Cultural safety is identified as “an environment that is safe for people: where there is no assault, challenge or denial of their identity, of who they are and what they need. It is about shared respect, shared meaning, shared knowledge and experience, of learning, living and working together with...

Preventing sexual violence against young women from African backgrounds

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Prof. Donna Chung, Prof. Colleen Fisher, Dr. Carole Zufferey & Dr. Ravi K Thiara Australian Institute of Criminology Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice No. 540, June 2018 This study explored how young women from African refugee and migrant backgrounds understand and experience sexual coercion and violence. Data was gathered from young women from African backgrounds and a wide...

Exploring HIV risks, testing and prevention among sub-Saharan African community members in Australia

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International Journal for Equity in Health, 2018, 17:62 Abstract Background Significant health disparities persist regarding new and late HIV diagnoses among sub-Saharan African (SSA) communities in Australia. Personal/cultural beliefs and practices influence HIV (risk, prevention, testing) within Australia and during visits to home countries. Method A community forum was conducted involving 23...

First criminal prosecution of female genital mutilation in Queensland goes to trial today

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ABC News, 21/05/18 The first couple to be prosecuted on female genital mutilation charges in Queensland have pleaded not guilty to allegedly taking two girls aged nine and 12 to Africa to undergo the procedure. The African man and woman—who cannot be named for legal reasons—were charged in 2015 on two counts each of removing a child from the state for female genital mutilation. Their case is...

SHINE SA services over the holiday season 2017/18

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All SHINE SA sites will be closed from 12 PM Friday December 22nd, reopening on January 2nd at the usual times. This includes Woodville, Davoren Park, Hyde Street and Noarlunga, as well as the SAMESH program. This also includes our weekly Gilles Plains clinic (reopening Thursday 4th) and our Rapido weekly clinic for rapid HIV testing (reopening Monday 8th). SASHA will be taking a break until 16th...

Free community BBQ for World AIDS Day, December 1st

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December 1st is World AIDS Day, and a number of South Australian organisations, supported by SA Health, are hosting a free community BBQ next Friday in Hindmarsh Square/Mukata from 11.30 AM – 2.30 PM. Vegetarian and halal options available. All welcome! Come along and feel free to chat with the staff and volunteers about HIV/AIDS in Australia. Family friendly event, with music, food and...

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