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Disrupting gender norms in health systems: making the case for change

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The Lancet, Gender Equality, Norms, and Health Steering Committee, Published May 30, 2019 Summary Restrictive gender norms and gender inequalities are replicated and reinforced in health systems, contributing to gender inequalities in health. In this Series paper, we explore how to address all three through recognition and then with disruptive solutions. We used intersectional feminist theory to...

Australia will never be HIV-free if access to prevention requires a medicare card

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The Conversation, January 23, 2019 12.21pm AEDT by Nicholas Medland, Sexual health physician and senior researcher, UNSW Australia aims to “virtually eliminate” HIV transmission by 2022, according to the health minister’s new national HIV strategy. This ambitious goal has been made possible by biomedical HIV prevention, a new and highly effective way of preventing HIV using medications. But new...

Advertising (in)equality: the impacts of sexist advertising on women’s health and wellbeing

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Women’s Health Victoria, Issues Paper No. 14, December 2018   The aim of this issues paper is to provide an overview of significant literature currently published on the nature of gender portrayals in advertising, and the impacts of these representations on women’s health and wellbeing, gender inequality and attitudes and behaviours that support violence against women.   This issues...

Landmark report tells stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders with disability

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Disability Support Guide, Posted 1 month ago by Nicole Pope A landmark report has been released to tell the lived experiences and stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability. Launched by the First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN), Culture is inclusion: A narrative of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability has been brought to life following a two...

Priorities for preventing a concentrated HIV epidemic among Aboriginal Australians

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Priorities for preventing a concentrated HIV epidemic among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians James S Ward, Karen Hawke and Rebecca J Guy Med J Aust 2018; 209 (1): 56. || doi: 10.5694/mja17.01071 Published online: 2 July 2018 Greater efforts are required to prevent human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV) escalating among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians...

Startling Data Reveals Half of LGBTQ Employees in the U.S. Remain Closeted at Work

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Human Rights Campaign, June 25, 2018 The HRC Foundation released the results of a survey of employees across the USA, revealing the persistent daily challenges that have led nearly half of LGBTQ people to remain closeted at their workplaces — a rate largely unchanged over the past decade.  A Workplace Divided: Understanding the Climate for LGBTQ Workers Nationwide, HRC’s third national...

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