In Australia, most young people receive some sex education as part of their primary and secondary schooling, yet many students report that they do not gain sufficient knowledge and that the education they receive is not valuable in helping them deal with sex and develop respectful relationships. A new report by the Young Women’s Advisory Group (YWAG) of Equality Rights Alliance has found major gaps in sex education in Australia. YWAG’s Let’s Talk project was carried out by and for young women, and surveyed over 1000 respondents with the aim of addressing the issues in sex and sexuality education in the primary and secondary schools in Australia. Register to attend the Prevalent & Preventable conference (Adelaide 19-22 September) to hear YWAG members Romy Listo and Kate Robinson talk about their work and activism!


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  • The School of Sciences and Psychology of Western Sydney University is holding a Symposium on Older Women and Violence: Innovative Policies, Programs and Practices to be held Wednesday 21st September 2016 at Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus, Building EE, Ground Floor, Rooms 02 and 36 – Corner James Ruse Drive & Victoria Road, Parramatta, from 9am to 4pm. Register here.
  • Lucy’s Project is hosting the second annual conference on Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse-International Perspective to be held from 5-6 November  at the Portside Conference Centre, level 5 Symantec House, 207 Kent St., Sydney. Book here.
  • The Australian Women’s Health Network is asking for supporters to make some noise and save women’s health! Join the campaign here.
  • Women’s Legal Service Victoria is holding an interactive workshop on Children and the Law on 15 September at Level 50 Bourke Place, 600 Bourke St, Melbourne. Click here to book.
  • The University of Melbourne has created a website called ‘NotTheOnlyOne’ where women can anonymously read and share stories about experiencing family and domestic violence.
  • The National Multicultural Women’s Conference will be held on 3 and 4 November 2016 in Parkroyal Parramatta, Sydney. Find out more here.
  • 1800RESPECT, the National Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Counselling Service is holding a webinar to give front-line workers an understanding of technology facilitated abuse and knowledge on how to support women with practical advice and tools to increase their safety when using digital technology and online media. The 45 minute webinar will be held on 15 September from 1pm AEST. The presenter is Karen Bentley, National Director SafetyNet Australia, WESNET. Register here.
  • Soroptomist International Australia is sponsoring the Rosie Batty Roadshow from 5 October to 7 November 2016, travelling from Brisbane to Sydney, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne and Adelaide. Proceeds will go to the Women’s Legal Services in each capital that Rosie will visit. To buy your tickets click here.