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Challenging myths about culture and violence in migrant and refugee communities

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Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH), June 2021 The Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health has developed a resource called “Challenging Myths about Culture and Violence in Migrant and Refugee Communities”. It aims to challenge some of the negative ways that migrant and refugee communities are framed in discussions about violence against women. Challenging myths is intended...

“Sex Ed”: Young people, consent and the Australian curriculum (Video of webinar)

ANROWS,  July 5th 2021 Adolescence is a time where ideas and beliefs about relationships, including gender roles and sex, are being developed. Sexual and consent education occurs through various pathways including schools, youth services, the media, families and parenting, and peers and pornography. Evidence shows that pornography impacts knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about sex, intimacy...

Female genital cosmetic surgery (Journal editorial)

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Lowe, J. and Black, K.I. (2021), Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol, 61: 325-327. Female genital cosmetic surgery (FGCS) is a relatively new and highly controversial surgical field where sociocultural influences and medicine collide. Procedures under this umbrella term include vaginoplasty, hymenoplasty, and labiaplasty. Labiaplasty is the most common of these and typically involves procedures to reduce...

More than babies and bodies, young people want 21st Century sex education

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Commissioner for Children and Young People,  Jun 6, 2021 Commissioner Helen Connolly has today released Sex Education in South Australia – a report on the relevance of the sex education being taught to children and young people across the State.  The report examines whether the relationships and sexual health education currently being delivered to students in South Australia’s public and...

‘Good intentions are not enough’: Calls to consider complex coercive control faced by migrant women

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SBS News, 24/2/2021 Groups representing culturally and linguistically diverse communities are calling for a cautious approach to criminalising coercive control that gives a voice to already vulnerable victim-survivors. Coercive and controlling behaviours are complex and can look vastly different across culturally and linguistically diverse communities, experts have told a parliamentary inquiry...

Joint statement by 33+ countries to promote and protect the rights of intersex people

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Intersex Human Rights Australia, 2nd October 2020 Austria has made a statement on behalf of countries from every region of the world, calling on the UN Human Rights Council to investigate and address human rights violations and abuses against intersex persons. Advocates from around the world worked with colleagues in ILGA World in Geneva to support this work. Read more (including the text and...

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