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Questacon gets ‘Sexed up’

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XXX Adults Only Science Night Explosion

There was condom experiments, edible vulva sweet treats, games and any number of cheeky hands-on educational activities at the SHFPACT info booth at Questicon’s ‘XXX Adults only Science Night’. Without a doubt ‘making your own vulva biscuit’ was a hugely popular with visitors. SHPFACT staff helped visitors create over 1000 vulva biscuits out of milk arrowroot bickies, lollies, sprinkles, coconut and mountains of icing . The sweet sticky treats were not only fun to create but also encouraged participants to consider healthy natural genital diversity.

Community educator Erin Smith continued with the theme of healthy genital diversity, in her presentation “Be a Designer Vagina Decliner: the low down on cosmetic female genital surgery”. Presenting to a packed theatre Erin discussed the health impacts of cosmetic female genital surgery, unpacked why women are undergoing these procedures and dispelled myths around body expectations.

SHFPACT were greatly encouraged by the success of the event and believe that participants left celebrating healthy diversity.


International Day against Homophobia & Transphobia

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Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT were proud to be part of the International Day Against Homophobia and  Transphobia .

Sexual Health and Family Planning ACT were proud to be part of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia . On the 19th of May, under a clear autumn sky Safe Schools Coalition ACT member schools celebrated IDAHOT day by building an 18 panel rainbow installation at the ACT legislative assembly forecourt.

Each member school and Safe Schools Coalition ACT partner organisation decorated a canvas with an allocated colour which, when joined together, created a beautiful patchwork rainbow installation.

Delegates were very excited by a surprise visit from ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr MLA, ACT Community Services Minister Yvette Berry MLA, and Shadow Minister for Education Steve Doszpot MLA, who dropped by to hear about the wonderful projects students are leading in their schools. Minister Berry also assists the Chief Minister on Social Inclusion and Equality. 

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Resource: Images of children and young people online

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CFCA Resource Sheet— April 2015

The Internet has become a popular communication tool for children and young people, as well as adults, businesses and organisations. There are a range of reasons why people or organisations might wish to publish images of people online, including for recording, documenting and advertising or for promoting an organisation's activities and experiences.

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The SoSAFE! Tools (together with SoSAFE! User Training) provide teachers, trainers and counsellors with skills and simple visual tools to enhance the social, social-sexual and social safety training of people with moderate to severe intellectual disability. SoSAFE! uses a standardised framework of symbols, visual teaching tools and concepts to teach strategies for moving into intimate relationships in a safe and measured manner, and provides visual communication tools for reporting physical or sexual abuse.