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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...

One in five ‘heterosexual’ men in the UK caught their HIV from another man

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nam/aidsmap, 18 February 2017 A genetic analysis of a large database of people with HIV in the UK in care shows that 18% of men with HIV who claim to be exclusively heterosexual in fact belong to clusters of linked infections that consist only of men. This provides a minimum figure for the proportion of men with HIV in the UK who are what the researchers call non-disclosed MSM (ndMSM). These...

Walk WITH US Against Family Violence – event

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The Liberian Australian Service Foundation  (in collaboration with the African Communities Council of SA, the Middle Eastern Communities Council of SA and the Australian Migrant Resource Centre), November 2016 “WALK AGAINST DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE” This Saturday, 5 November 2016 at 10:30 am From Light Square to Parliament House on North Tce, Adelaide  LAS Foundation and the...

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