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Community-Led Research: Walking New Pathways Together (Aboriginal focus)

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 Sydney University, Edited by Victoria Rawlings, James Flexner and Lynette Riley, 2021 The concept of Community-Led Research has taken off in recent years in a variety of fields, from archaeology and anthropology to social work and everything in between. Drawing on case studies from Australia and the Pacific, this open access e-book considers what it means to participate in Community-Led...

“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...

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...

Not as simple as ‘no means no’: what young people need to know about consent

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The Conversation, Feb. 23, 2021 A recent petition circulated by Sydney school girl Chanel Contos called for schools to provide better education on consent, and to do so much earlier. The term “consent” is often associated with sex, but it’s much broader than that. It relates to permission and how to show respect for ourselves and for other people. Consent should therefore be addressed in an age...

Writing Themselves In 4 report released: SA-specific and national

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Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University, 2/2/21 This report describes South Australia-specific findings from Writing Themselves In 4: a national survey of health and wellbeing among LGBTQA+ young people in Australia. Writing Themselves In 4 involved an online survey of people living in Australia aged between 14 and 21 years who identified as LGBTIQA+...

Queer Out Here: LGBTQIA+Inclusion in Rural and Regional Schools (Report)

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Minus18, October 2020 Minus18’s Queer Out Here Report is a unique look into LGBTQIA+ experiences in regional and rural schools. What does it mean to be a student or teacher in regional Australia, and what support is needed for LGBTQIA+ youth? Undertaken over 131 days, the Queer Out Here project was created as both a consultation project, and an education drive in assessing and enabling...

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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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