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Migrant women’s groups commend voting down of ‘racist’ amendment to NSW abortion bill

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SBS, 19th September 2019 Groups representing migrant women in Australia have praised the voting down of a controversial amendment to NSW’s proposed abortion bill that would have explicitly banned abortions on the basis of gender selection. The amendment had been labelled “racist” and a “dog-whistle” on the basis it specifically targeted Indian and Chinese communities...

Blueprint for Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice

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Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Bangkok: July 2019 The resource “Blueprint for  Sexual and Reproductive  Health, Rights, and Justice” has just been released by Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and endorsed by multiple international organisations.  While it focuses on US policy environ, it is more broadly applicable: in...

New sexual health videos in English, Arabic, Karen and Punjab

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Health Translations Directory (Victorian Government of Australia), February  2018 Health Translations Directory has now added some new audiovisual files in English, Arabic, Karen and Punjab, developed by Family Planning Victoria. These are part of a series of videos about periods, pregnancy and contraception, for newly arrived migrant and refugee women in Australia. The videos provide general...

Temporary migration and family violence: an analysis of victimisation, support and vulnerability

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Monash University / InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence, 2017 Family violence does not discriminate. However, it is known that for various subsets of the population, both the experience of family violence and the support and response options do vary, in some cases significantly. The Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence (VRCFV) acknowledged the importance of recognising...

Shame, secrecy and silence hobble migrant women’s sexual health, new research suggests

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Sydney Morning Herald, August 5th 2017 Shame, secrecy, silence and fear were keeping many new migrant women in the dark about their own sexual and reproductive health, found a recent study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. Cultural and religious beliefs were major barriers to many women accessing health services, warned the researchers who held focus groups with 169 single, married...

Managing Chronic Hepatitis B – Advice for GPs (SHINE SA video)

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SHINE SA, July 2017 Today, July 28th, is World Hepatitis Day. There are no ‘healthy carriers’ of hepatitis B! SA Health & SHINE SA are promoting a 6-minute video providing advice for general practitioners in diagnosing, managing and contact tracing patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), to assist in preventing serious liver disease. It is now known that people who were...

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