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Calls for segregated mental health wards to reduce sexual assault risk

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ABC (Katherine Gregory on AM), February 2020 Sexual violence against women in mental health wards is going unchecked, despite service providers’ awareness of the problem. A new report has found women in Victorian mental health wards are vulnerable to sexual assault, harassment and violence from male patients and staff. It’s calling for stricter separation of male and female patients...

Resource on sexual harassment in the workplace during the festive season

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Working Women’s Centre SA Inc, November 2019 The Working Women’s Centre SA Inc has created a guide for employers to assist them with preventing & responding to sexual harassment in the workplace during the festive season. This guide will assist employers in planning a safe and truly celebratory event. It is designed to be shared amongst workplaces in the leadup to the work...

HIV & the Law: updated content from ASHM

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Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine, 2019 The NEW Guide to Australian HIV Laws and Policies for Healthcare Professionals includes two new sections on Mandatory Testing for HIV and My Health Record. This resource aims to provide health care workers with information on legal and ethical responsibilities under various laws and regulations related to human...

It’s hard to think about, but frail older women in nursing homes get sexually abused too

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The Conversation, November 22, 2018 6.02am AEDT We don’t often think of older women being victims of sexual assault, but such assaults occur in many settings and circumstances, including in nursing homes. Our research, published this week in the journal Legal Medicine, analysed 28 forensic medical examinations of female nursing home residents who had allegedly been victims of sexual assault in...

Connecting country: busting myths about Indigenous Australians (podcast)

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Diversity Council of Australia, 2 Oct 2018 This 20-minute episode doesn’t just feature a beautiful Welcome to Country, but also attempts to connect Country by exploring the cultural and professional gaps that exist for Indigenous Australians at work and asking: where do these issues come from? Why do they persist? And what can we do to finally close the gap? Helping answer these questions...

Out at Work: from Prejudice to Pride report

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RMIT University, 16 Aug 2018 Less than a third of LGBTIQ+ employees in Australia are out to all their colleagues and this significantly compromises their wellbeing and work performance, new research has found. According to the Out at Work: from Prejudice to Pride report released today, roughly 25 per cent of employees were out to some people and almost 40 per cent were out to most people at work...

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