5 March 2016 by Matthew Raggatt Three-quarters of young women believe sex education in schools left them unprepared for sex and dealing with relationships, a national survey has found. Education gaps revealed in the survey included key issues such as consent, which nearly two-thirds of the women and girls aged 16 to 21 said they had not been taught, while only 40 per cent […]

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8 March 2016 by Maeve Marsden With research from the Sydney Women and Sexual Health Survey revealing more than 40 per cent of lesbian and bisexual-identifying women have never had an STI test, some creative approaches to sex education are clearly required…

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4 October 2016 by Haley Gleeson Putting condoms (awkwardly) on bananas is out; feeling good is in. A growing number of sex education initiatives for adults are springing up to fill the gaps left by sex ed in schools…

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6 June 2016 by Erin Gillen Formal sex education in schools is not meeting the needs of young women, according to a recent survey by the Equality Rights Alliance Young Women’s Advisory Group (YWAG). In doing so, it may also be denying them a human right to comprehensive sex education…

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17 June 2016 by Susan Maury When a gender lens is applied to government policy, it becomes clear that women experience the consequences of policy differently to men.  In this post, Policy Whisperer Susan Maury introduces the Women’s Policy Action Tank and why there is a need for highlighting women’s needs in the policy arena.

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22 October 2015 by Hannah Gissane and Alison McDonald When women won the right to own property it was not envisaged that this would be conditional on safety. Domestic violence is one of the leading drivers of homelessness in Australia. Today, too many women are forced to surrender their right to housing and are displaced […]

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25 November 2016 by Hannah Gissane Domestic violence has long been a leading driver of homelessness in Australia. When women won the right to own property, it was never envisaged that this right would be conditional on safety. Today, too many women are forced to surrender their housing rights in order to be free from […]

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10 December 2015 by Hannah Gissane Today is Human Rights Day. This year the UN is devoting the day to the launch of a year-long campaign for the 50th anniversary of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). It is salient to […]

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