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Great Ydeas bring sexual assault, menstruation stigma into spotlight

Nine Canberra women have been chosen as the recipients of the 2021 YWCA Canberra Great Ydeas grants, providing them the opportunity to pursue their passions and improve the community.

More working groups to address sexual assault in Canberra

The ACT Government will set up three more working groups to focus on sexual assault prevention, response, and law reform.

Expert applauds Lee’s bid to ensure stealthing is criminal in ACT

Elizabeth Lee MLA says most people who experience stealthing have no idea that it could be considered sexual assault. Image: Kerrie Brewer

Canberra Liberals leader moves to make stealthing illegal

A bill to explicitly outlaw stealthing, the non-consensual removal of a condom during sex, will today be presented by Canberra Liberals leader Elizabeth Lee.

Dip in sexual assault stats prompts ACT Policing to encourage reports

Despite fewer police reports, anecdotal evidence from other services in recent weeks indicates higher demand for help from sexual assault survivors.

The campaign tackling violence at Australian universities through education and empowerment

Readers are advised that this article contains discussions of sex, sexual assault and rape culture. Envisioning a world where Australian universities are free from sexual violence and stigmatisation, The STOP Campaign began in Canberra...

Cash injection for under pressure victim support services

The ACT Government has provided the support services of victims of crimes with a short-term funding boost after dramatic increases in reports of family violence, sexual assault and stalking strained their resources. Victim...

ACT Policing launches online sexual assault reporting

ACT Policing has launched an online portal for reporting instances of historical sexual assault. The portal will allow victims to fill out an online form to report instances of sexual assault that happened...

Witnesses sought to alleged historic sex offences

ACT Policing is calling for information regarding multiple alleged sexual assaults committed against children in the Belconnen region beginning in the early 2000s.

Family violence support services remain open as demand surges

Sexual assault and family violence support organisations in the ACT remain open while demand for their services increases due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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