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Women’s Health Matters is committed to reconciliation and acknowledges the First Australians whose cultures are among the oldest living cultures in human history, as the traditional custodians of this continent. We also recognise the history of dispossession experienced by the First Australians and the impact this has and continues to have on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We recognise the Ngunnawal People as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise the strength of Aboriginal women and their continuing connection and contribution to this land, these waters, and our communities. May we walk gently and treat the earth and each other with care and respect.
Women’s Health Matters wants to better understand women’s experiences seeking help in the ACT, and their views about the services and support that they received.
We understand that women seeking help following a sexual assault have diverse circumstances and needs, meaning that there is no single best response that will be suitable for all women. Rather, there needs to be a range of responses available.
The findings from this research will better help us understand the ways in which ACT women seek help following a sexual assault, the services and supports they access, as well as when and why they choose to do it in such a way. We will use this research to advocate to improve responses in the ACT for women seeking help following a sexual assault.
The survey can be accessed here.
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