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Sexual Rights

Understanding, preventing and responding to sexual abuse of older people

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#InHerShoes

OPAL Institute

The #InHerShoes project is a research, narrative and awareness raising project documenting the responses to older women (and their families) who report sexual assault as an older women (aged 65+). 

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#SheToo - Listening to Older Women

OPAL Institute

The #SheToo Campaign is about listening to older women who experience sexual abuse/assault. It recognises that the #MeToo movement empowered women - who already had a degree of empowerment (social media access, independence from perpetrator, speech/communication and cognitive abilities). 

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#WalkingWithHer - Solidarity with Older Women Who Were Sexually Assaulted

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The #WalkWithHer Campaign was launched in March 2020 to show solidarity with older women who have been sexually assaulted. 

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A Fair Future for Older Women Who Experience Sexual Abuse

Australian Association of Gerontology

This report considers better ways to prevent and respond to the sexual abuse of older women at home and in residential aged care. 

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Financial Abuse and Family and Domestic Violence Policies

Australian Bankers' Association

This industry report acknowledges that banks play a role in helping their customers with their financial matters. It provides guidance for banks to assist with developing internal policies and procedures with respect to responding and preventing elder financial abuse and domestic violence.

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Legal and Social Support

Seniors Rights Service

Scott McDougall explains, in an informative video, the elder abuse response model developed by the Caxton Legal Centre in Queensland. The model involves pairing a lawyer and a social worker (service provider) together to do outreach to a person's home. 

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Margarita's Film

OPAL Institute

Margarita's Film is a video developed with the purpose of educating service providers and community members about the transformative power of listening to older women, who have been sexually or physically abused.  

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National Plan to Respond to the Abuse of Older Australians (Elder Abuse) 2019-2023

Council of Attorneys-General

All Governments in Australia agree that we must act now to do more to reduce the prevalence of abuse of older people. To understand how to prevent and respond to elder abuse this report was developed.

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No Use-By Date: Beverley

Australian Association of Gerontology

In this video, Beverley, aged 80, discusses age-related sexual changes, the side effects of hormone replacement therapy and the importance of health professionals signalling (verbally and non-verbally) that they are comfortable discussing sexual matters. 

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No Use-By Date: Jeanie & Lyall

In this video, Jeanie, 70, and Lyall, 71, discuss that despite menopause, hip replacements and prostate cancer they are committed to maintaining their intimate relationship, sometimes with insufficient help from the medical profession.

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