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Sexual Abuse of Older Women

Understanding, preventing and responding to sexual abuse of older women

Last updated: September 1, 2021

Sexual Abuse of Older Women Webinar

Compass held a webinar with a diverse panel of women to better understand, prevent and respond to the sexual abuse of older women, a topic that is not often discussed.

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Dr Catherine Barrett - Panelist
Dr Catherine Barrett is the Director of the OPAL Institute. Catherine is an advocate for the sexual rights of older people. She recently launched the #InHerShoes research and awareness raising project documenting the experience of older women who have reported sexual assault.

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Yumi Lee - Panelist
Yumi Lee is the Manager of Older Women's Network NSW and has both a professional and personal interest in women's rights issues. She was active in the women's peace movement where she worked on nuclear disarmament and the impact of armed conflict on women, including the use of rape as a weapon of war. More recently, Yumi worked in Vietnam in an NGO assisting street children and rescuing victims of sex trafficking from China. She is now facilitating the work of OWN on 3 key issues: homelessness of older women; economic security for older women; and violence against older women.

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Kerrin Bradfield - Panelist
Kerrin Bradfield is the Education & Engagement Coordinator at the Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence. She is a highly respected and sought-after Clinical Sexologist and Accredited Sexuality Educator. She is the current Queensland President and National Deputy Chair of the Society of Australian Sexologists and a Member of the World Association of Sexual Health’s Sexual Ethics Committee. Kerrin actively works to create meaningful social change around sexuality, gender, and gender-based violence.

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Caroline Baum - Moderator
Caroline Baum is an accomplished journalist, former broadcaster, high-requested moderator, curator and photographer. Caroline is the author of ONLY, a Singular Memoir about her relationship with her parents, whom she became a carer for in their old age.

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