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Disability Support Toolkit for frontline workers – violence and abuse

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1800RESPECT, March 2020 The Disability Support Toolkit has resources for front line workers supporting people with disability who have been impacted by violence and abuse. People with disability are 1.8 times more likely to experience violence and abuse, including more varied forms of abuse. (Source: AIHW Report 2019.) They are also less likely, and take longer to reach out for support. This...

Female genital mutilation in children presenting to Australian paediatricians

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Arch Dis Child doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-311540 Abstract Objective The WHO reports that female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is an ancient cultural practice prevalent in many countries. FGM/C has been reported among women resident in Australia. Our paper provides the first description of FGM/C in Australian children. Design Cross-sectional survey conducted in April–June 2014. Setting...

Respectful and Inclusive Work Practices (LGBTI Communities and Sex Workers): Workshop

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SIN and SHIne SA, Jnaury 2017 Respectful and Inclusive Work Practices (LGBTI Communities and Sex Workers): Workshop for Health and Community Workers, GPs, Nurses and Midwives LGBTI Communities:  This workshop aims to provide health workers with the knowledge and skills to incorporate into their practice a culture of safety and respect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex...

Forum this Friday – intersectional diversity: CALD and LGBTIQ

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SHine SA, July 2016 Our identities often fall into several groups at one time. We call this intersectionality. This can lead to particular issues for people. What are the issues faced by culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) people who also identify as LGBTIQ? Join us as we explore the issues faced by CALD LGBTIQ people, including: > Homophobia > Racism > Invisibility > Stigma...

New website for FGM information in Australia

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August 2015 No FGM Australia is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to protect Australian girls from female genital mutilation, and to support and empower survivors of FGM. They have recently launched their new website, which contains information resources, and a reporting mechanism for suspected FGM on Australian girls.  Their resources are tailored to specific professions: social workers...

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SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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