Join the Multicultural Sexual Health Network for a forum about racism and its effects on health.
Many factors affect sexual health. Racism is a less obvious, but pervasive determinant of health disparity.
Experiences of racism in health care settings can deter people from seeking preventative options or management of issues. In the dating scene, racism may affect an individual’s agency to insist on condom use.
Racism is embedded in everyday practices as well as in systems and structures of essential services, not only in health care, but also in other settings, such as housing or welfare.
At the Multicultural Sexual Health Network forum, guest speakers and M-CAN members will explore these everyday practices and broader systemic and organisational structures.
Professor Yin Paradies, Alfred Deakin Professor and Chair in Race Relations, Deakin University
Robert Gruhn, Policy Officer, Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria
Gulnara Abbasova, Executive Officer, Migrant and Refugee Women’s Health Partnership
Peter Waples-Crowe, Indigenous Peer Engagement, Victorian AIDS Council
Multicultural Community Action Network Members
Who we are
MSHN is the Multicultural Sexual Health Network. The network brings together people who work across sectors to share information, enhance service coordination and explore ways to improve sexual health for people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.