I hope you all have something lovely and restful planned for the Easter/ANZAC Day break! In case you are looking for something to do, here is some light reading to keep you going…
- The Sunday Age reports that there needs to be further reform in the prosecuting of sexual assault crimes
- The Age also offers an opinion piece on the achievements of the 2006 reforms.
- A woman alleging she endured almost 2 years of sexual harassment and abuse is taking action against a major company. Read the full article here
- The Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault has released a new fact sheet on the impacts of sexual assault on women.
- In Victoria, the the Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights was launched.
- In South Australia, women’s groups have supported a suspended sentence given to a survivor of Domestic Violence who killed her husband. Read the article here
- An opinion piece by Nina Funnell looks at the “just do it” attitudes towards sex in relationships.
- In an article in The Age, Simon Overland acknowledges some of the reasons for homelessness and crime among young women
- A UK report reveals that women between the ages of 16 and 19 are the age group most at risk of domestic violence.
- Also in the UK, the long awaited Government report on reforming family law has been published by the Family Justice Review. A brief summary is available, with a link to the report.
- And as Freedom Day approaches in South Africa, Genderlinks asks whether South African women are really free?
The Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission is currently undertaking a project to develop tools for young women in the workplace and for employers outlining their rights and responsibilities. The first step of the project is a survey for young women aged 15-30.
If you are a young woman aged 15-30, they would like to hear from you! Please take five minutes to click on the link below and complete their survey.