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Care of a person who has been strangled (information in several languages)

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Yarrow Place, October 2020 Youth and Women’s Safety and Wellbeing Division are very pleased to announce the completion of a range of strangulation pamphlets designed for both the consumer and the service provider. We know strangulation is a common form of assault in the context of domestic and family violence and sexual assault, so these pamphlets have been designed to guide non-medical service...

One in six Australian women experience abuse before they are 15, data shows

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Australian Associated Press, Wed 5 Jun 2019 09.04 AEST Damning new data about Australia’s rates of domestic and sexual violence reveal that one in six women experience abuse before they are 15 and one woman is killed by her partner every nine days. Based on national population surveys and set against a backdrop of declines in overall violence, rates of partner violence and sexual violence have...

People with disability are more likely to be victims of crime – here’s why

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The Conversation, February 22, 2019 6.06am AEDT Some of our most vulnerable citizens have been beaten, raped, and even killed at the hands of those supposedly caring for them. The statistics are alarming. Up to 90% of women with disability have been sexually assaulted. And people with disability are three times as likely to die prematurely than the general population from causes that could have...

‘Changing the picture’ of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

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Our Watch, July 18th 2018 Our Watch has today launched a resource aimed at tackling the horrific prevalence of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Changing the picture contains a set of clear actions that are needed to address the many drivers of violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, and is aimed at encouraging, guiding and supporting a national...

Recording of sexual assaults in Australia reaches eight-year high

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Australian Bureau of Statistics, June 28th 2018 The number of sexual assault victims increased by 8 per cent across Australia from 2016, reaching an eight-year high in 2017, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. ABS Director of Crime and Justice Statistics William Milne said that there were almost 25,000 victims of sexual assault recorded by police in...

Report: Gay and Transgender Prejudice Killings in NSW in the Late 20th Century

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ACON, May 2018 Australia has a long history of violence towards people from sexual and gender minorities, stretching from colonisation to the present day. This Report looks at what has been a tragic and shameful episode in Sydney’s history. ACON, in conjunction with key partners, has undertaken a review of the initial list of 88 homicide cases that occurred during the period t from the 1970s...

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