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How sexual assault survivors can feel in control during cervical screenings

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ABC Life  / By Kellie Scott / 12th August 2020 Kate* avoids cervical screenings.The 34-year-old from Sydney is a survivor of sexual assault and finds the physical examination re-traumatising. Kate’s experience is not unique. One in five Australian women has experienced sexual violence since the age of 15. And research shows those who have experienced sexual abuse, either as adults or...

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...

A systematic review of Indigenous narratives of culturally safe healthcare communication

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The power of talk and power in talk: a systematic review of Indigenous narratives of culturally safe healthcare communication Australian Journal of Primary Health doi: 10.1071/PY17082 Volume: 24 Issue: 2 Abstract The study aimed to explore Indigenous narrative accounts of healthcare access within qualitative research papers, to better understand Indigenous views on culturally safe healthcare and...

Language matters when working with people who use alcohol and other drugs…

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Network of Alcohol & other Drugs Agencies (NADA) and the NSW Users and AIDS Association (NUAA),  Language is powerful—especially when discussing alcohol and other drugs and the people who use them. A new resource from the Network of Alcohol & other Drugs Agencies (NADA) and the NSW Users and AIDS Association (NUAA) has been launched Stigmatising language reinforces negative stereotypes...

Morning tea for National Day of Women Living with HIV in Australia

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via SAMESH, a joint program of SHINE SA and VAC, February 2018 NATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN LIVING WITH HIV IN AUSTRALIA: Friday 9 March 2018  Join us for morning tea to celebrate and support women living with HIV. “Too often, WLHIV in Australia are considered as an afterthought or swept up in the generic term ‘people living with HIV. Women when not well supported will often go underground after...

Consent flowchart – education tool

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Planned Parenthood Toronto, [2015?] The consent flowchart has been designed to help young people understand how consent is negotiated. People follow the instructional bubbles until they reach the end. They can continue each time they choose a consent option. If they choose an option where consent is not given, they land on an orange bubble and must go back to the beginning and start over.  Yellow...

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