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Latest Australian Statistics on Sexual Violence – Victimisation

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Australian Bureau of Statistics, 24/08/2021 This article is the first in a new series exploring the nature and prevalence of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and sexual harassment in Australia. Topics covered include changes in prevalence over time, victimisation risk factors, immediate and long-term impacts on victims, and criminal justice outcomes for offenders. The focus of this first article is...

Challenging myths about culture and violence in migrant and refugee communities

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Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH), June 2021 The Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health has developed a resource called “Challenging Myths about Culture and Violence in Migrant and Refugee Communities”. It aims to challenge some of the negative ways that migrant and refugee communities are framed in discussions about violence against women. Challenging myths is intended...

Healing Spiritual Harms: Supporting Recovery from LGBTQA+ Change and Suppression Practices

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The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University, February 2021 This research report presents findings from a project conducted in partnership with the Brave Network, the Australian LGBTIQ+ Multicultural Council (AGMC) and the Victorian Government on recovery support needs of survivors of LGBTQA+ change and suppression (conversion) practices. Studies suggest that at...

‘Good intentions are not enough’: Calls to consider complex coercive control faced by migrant women

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SBS News, 24/2/2021 Groups representing culturally and linguistically diverse communities are calling for a cautious approach to criminalising coercive control that gives a voice to already vulnerable victim-survivors. Coercive and controlling behaviours are complex and can look vastly different across culturally and linguistically diverse communities, experts have told a parliamentary inquiry...

How sexual assault survivors can feel in control during cervical screenings

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ABC Life  / By Kellie Scott / 12th August 2020 Kate* avoids cervical screenings.The 34-year-old from Sydney is a survivor of sexual assault and finds the physical examination re-traumatising. Kate’s experience is not unique. One in five Australian women has experienced sexual violence since the age of 15. And research shows those who have experienced sexual abuse, either as adults or...

Developing LGBTQ programs for perpetrators and victims/survivors of domestic and family violence

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Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety, 2020 Developed under the guidance of a project reference group comprised of key academics, clinicians and researchers in the areas of LGBTQ theory and practice, domestic and family violence interventions and social work practice, this research highlights the need to support the LGBTQ community in developing readiness to recognise...

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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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