“I have to ask to be included…” research report 1/03/2022 Women’s Health Matters has released our research report “I have to ask to be included…”, which focuses on the health and wellbeing of women with disabilities in the ACT. The report shows that women with disabilities have poorer self-rated physical and mental health than the general […]
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Violence against women and children is a large problem both nationally and in the ACT, and it is everyone’s concern. It occurs in all parts of society, regardless of age, culture, socio-economic status, education, occupation, or religion. The media plays a major role in shaping public perceptions, so journalists are uniquely positioned to influence community […]
Abusive behaviour online can take many forms, including: Cyberstalking: The online version of stalking. It includes unwanted phone or electronic communication, but it does not need to be harassing in content. For example, sending hundreds of messages to a victim professing romantic love (rather than being intrinsically threatening) may be illegal. It also includes unauthorised […]
Internet dating is increasingly popular. Relationships that begin online can and do work, and there are many married couples who met online. The internet can connect you with an unlimited number of people you might not otherwise have met. This is why a growing number of older women are going online to look for a […]
Financial scams targeting older people are now being called ‘the crime of the 21st century’. Criminals target seniors because they are thought to have a significant amount of money sitting in a retirement savings account. So what do these sorts of scams commonly look like? They often come in the form of someone posing as […]
If you think you’ve been the victim of a scam or identity theft, it’s important to report it and get help immediately in order to protect your privacy and finances from any further damage, as well as to help stop other people from falling victim in the future. Many people are reluctant to report these […]
Our personal computers often contain a large amount of personal information, making them valuable to cyber criminals who want to steal someone’s identity and/or financial details. There are several methods criminals can use to ‘hack’ (gain unauthorised access to information) your computer: Phishing emails The most common method criminals will use to hack your computer […]
Unfortunately, as I entered my forties, my periods were often accompanied by painful cramps and heavy bleeding resulting in chronic anaemia. A diagnosis of fibroids culminated in an operation to stop my bleeding. These experiences, inspired me to create woman art photography that celebrates womanhood; especially exploring the taboos and myths surrounding that most defining […]
Warning: This post could trigger emotions or feelings that you may not expect. If you need to access support please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 to talk to someone. There are much different destructive behaviour’s in life these days, binge drinking, drugs, excessive eating, under eating, over spending, gambling, sex, smoking and the list goes […]
Warning: This post could trigger emotions or feelings that you may not expect. If you need to access support please call Lifeline on 13 11 14 to talk to someone. I have Ankylosing Spondylitis. Don’t even try to pronounce that. We’ll stick with calling it A.S. Really all you need to know about it for this […]