- Published: 27 December 2010
Abundant evidence shows that young people's attitudes about gender and human rights affect their risk of HIV infection, unintended pregnancy, and intimate partner violence. Education can change people's attitudes, but programs and educators need practical tools for integrating gender and rights issues into their curricula. To help sex/HIV education programs incorporate gender and rights issues into their curricula, the Population Council has published an exciting new resource--It's All One Curriculum. Developed in collaboration with an international expert working group, this resource is available at no cost at www.itsallone.org.
Book 1: GUIDELINES - Curriculum content that places gender issues and human rights at the heart of sex and HIV education.
Book 2: ACTIVITIES - 54 activities that engage young people and foster critical thinking skills.
- Published: 26 December 2010
International Women's Day (IWD) was first declared in 1910 with the first IWD event held in 1911. 2011 sees 100 years of International Women's Day having been celebrated around the world.
The International Women's Day Centenary should make the women of past proud, the women of current inspired, and the women of the future envisioned. Women have made great strides in equality yet there is still a great deal to be achieved on many fronts and the 2011 IWD Centenary will provide a unique and global opportunity to reignite, inspire and channel women's equality for the future.
- Published: 27 December 2010
The health and safety of farmers, their support workers and their families is a major factor in the continued sustainability of rural and regional Australia. Research shows that farming is one of Australia's most dangerous industries. Doctors can play a significant role in fostering a greater awareness of the importance of farm safety, and especially in encouraging farmers to take better care of their health. As part of the Farming and Fishing Health and Safety (FFHS) Collaborative Partnership, there are more than 30 free publications to help doctors understand the issues involved and how they can be addressed. The publications include "Living Longer on the Land", "The Health and Safety of Older Farmers in Australia - The Facts", "Respiratory Illness in Australian Farmers" and "Testing and Delivering Media Communication Strategies for Child Farm Safety". Click here to visit the download site.
- Published: 09 December 2010
AFMW/VMWS invite you to fill in a simple 2 page survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VDDGRPZ to assist in the development of an integrated holistic model of longterm care for survivors of sexual assault in Australia. The findings will be used to assist other countries to develop similar services. We are inviting medical women from around the world to participate via MWIA websites and facebook sites. It is a simple 2 page document for medical practitioners.
Thank you for your participation. To read more about the Happy Healthy Women project, please click here.
- Published: 24 November 2010
AFMW is delighted to announce that Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia has kindly agreed to become Patron of the Australian Federation of Medical Women. To read more information about our Patron, Australia's first female Governor General, please visit the website of the Governor-General.
- Published: 30 October 2010
Good Medical Practice: A Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia describes what is expected of all doctors registered to practise medicine in Australia. To view the Code in pdf format please click here. To request a copy of the Code or to read more information about its development please click here.
- Published: 23 October 2010
AFMW raised four resolutions at the General Assembly of the Medical Women's International Association 28th International Congress in Munster, Germany 2010. The full list of resolutions passed at the MWIA Congress are:
- Retired Doctors as an International Resource
- Climate Change
- Long Term Effects of Violence
- Breast feeding
- Human Rights and Gender Identity
- Dying in Dignity
- Maternal Death
- Regional Funding