The call for female-only mental health wards

Monday, 7 November 2016 - 8:30am to 9:00am

Mental health advocates have increasingly called for the need to reinstate female-only psychatric wards. These campaigns are about improving the safety and experience of women in crisis, including reducing incidents of sexual assault.

This week’s edition of Women on the Line features an interview by Hope Mathumbu with Prof of Psychiatry Jayashri Kulkarni, director of the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre. Aoife Cooke speaks to campaigner Sue Armstrong, a Melbourne based activist with a psychiatric disability, who has been campaigning on this issue since the 1990s. 

Send a letter of support for their campaign to impatient.doco@gmail.com 

 

Monday 8:30am to 9:00am
A national feminist current affairs program for community radio. A gender analysis of contemporary issues, as well as in-depth analysis by a range of women and gender diverse people around Australia and internationally. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network (CRN).

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Ayan Shirwa, Emma Hart, Iris Lee, Priya Kunjan, Scheherazade Bloul

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