The Queensland Women 2015 report examines outcomes for women in Queensland and includes data on sexual assault and domestic violence. The report found that 80% of sexual assault victims are women with 95.2% of perpetrators being men.
The report outlines other areas of gender inequality.
Teen Sexuality and Sexual Behaviours
The fifth National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health (2013) surveyed more than 2,000 secondary school students and found that for the most part teenagers are "generally acting responsibly and being mostly happy about the choices they make". However, 50% of respondents expressed dissatisfaction with their school-based sexuality and relationship education.
Am I old enough? Common legal issues for young people is a Victorian Legal Aid information site outlining young people's legal rights and responsibilities when it comes to sex and other areas like drinking, driving and working.
Victorian Legal Aid also provides up to date information about sexting, nudes and child pornography.
Sexual Cyber Safety and Media Literacy
The Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner was established in 2015 in response to concerns about the safety of children and teens online. It provides information, resources and a complaint system to assist with ending cyberbullying.
Writing themselves in 3 is a comprehensive national study on the sexual health and wellbeing of same-sex attracted and gender questioning young people. It found that fewer "than one in five young people were able to access relevant information about gay or lesbian safe sex from school and as with gay and lesbian relationships they were most likely to use the internet and gay community to get this information."
The Safe Schools Coalition assists schools in providing safe and equitable spaces for LGBTIQ students.
Minus 18 provides provides a social environment for LGBTIQ youth as well as resources to help them navigate their teen years.
The National Institute for Challenging Homophobia Education supports LGBTIQ young people in rural and remote Australia.
Childhood Sexual Abuse
The Violence Against Children report examines how widespread the physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect of children is in Australia. It also discusses prevention strategies.
The Child Abuse and Neglect report looks at all areas of abuse and neglect with a specific mention of sexual abuse. It acknowledges the disturbing difference in reported incidences of childhood sexual abuse and estimated incidences. Estimates are that 1 in 4 girls and between 1 in 7 and 1 in 12 boys will be subjected to childhood sexual abuse. The report also examines the correlation between domestic violence and incidences of child sexual abuse.
Misperceptions About Child Sex Offenders examines statistics on the prevalence of child sexual abuse and provides profiles of offenders including the fact that most abuse is opportunistic and 94% is perpetrated by known abusers, the overwhelming majority of whom are male.
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