Stigmabase is a non-profit internet initiative dedicated to informing and raising awareness on the damaging effects of social exclusion and stigma around the world. The marginalization of individuals or categories of individuals is a too common phenomenon. Millions of people are facing this problem around the world and many complex factors are involved.

Friday, 9 August 2019

A new guidebook on mental health for LGBTQ community tackles associated stigma, misinformation

Due to long-standing stigma surrounding mental illnesses and the perception of the LGBTQIA+ community as a 'minuscule minority', no substantial ...


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What LGBTQ coming out stories and superhero origin comics have in common

The worlds of superheroes have long been allegories for people on the margins of society; Superhero origin stories are engineered, made up to ...


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The One Money Issue You Probably Won't See Coming

... people who have a mental of physical disability; those with poor financial literacy; people from LGBTI communities; people reliant on others for their ...


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Concerns emerge as company behind Australia LGBTI Awards liquidates

The future of the Australian LGBTI Awards are in doubt after the operating company Twin Media Group begins the liquidation process. ABC have ...


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Georgia's government is failing to take on right-wing extremism

Some of the worst violence has been inflicted upon members of the LGBTI community, with a violent anti-LGBTI pogrom taking place in Tbilisi in 2013, ...


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This Is Why Cricket Australia Just Launched A Transgender Policy

... cricket legend Alex Blackwell, who played 251 games for Australia in all formats of the game, and who is a leading advocate for LGBTI rights.


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LGBTI Discrimination in Swaziland Leads to Big Mental Health Issues, Report Finds

LGBTI people in Swaziland/eSwatini suffer mental health issues and many have attempted suicide because of the way they are discriminated against ...


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Australian LGBTI Awards in doubt after organisers go into liquidation

The future of the Australian LGBTI Awards are up in the air after organisers Twin Media Group were placed into liquidation as a result of a financial ...


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World's top content creators to capture beauty of Kimberley as GoPro summit ...

“Getting up close to marine wildlife in its natural environment, flying over Australia's only horizontal falls, learning about the Aboriginal history of the ...


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Children's Day a celebration of indigenous culture

FOR the past 30 years, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ... It is also a way for all Australians to show their respect and support for ATSI ...


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'We thought the flag belonged to the people': Calls for government to buy Aboriginal flag copyright

Indigenous Australians are calling on the Australian government to buy the copyright licence for the Aboriginal flag. Luritja artist Harold Thomas ...


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Finding your Aboriginal history

Overview. People of Aboriginal descent can use the records in our collection to obtain information about family members they have ...


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Kenneth Hayne decries 'democratic decay' as calls for royal commissions rise

In an extraordinary attack on the calibre of Australia's modern political ... 'truth-telling' between government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ...


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Sharjah Architecture Triennial: Just-announced projects to explore urbanism and climate crisis

Their work centres on the role of the public platform in society, drawing on historical examples such as Australia's Aboriginal Bora Rings, which were ...


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Theodore Bruce seeks more magical figures in tribal art

Several pieces stand out among the Aboriginal artefacts. A broad shield from south-eastern Australia with an all-over incised zigzag design has a ...


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Ngeneration is the best chance for closing gap

We have made remarkable steps towards acknowledging our Aboriginal ... Week; we recognise and rejoice with indigenous citizens achieving their best. ... proposed declaration of Australia: British settlers, non-European immigrants ...


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A 18-day itinerary for first-timers visiting New Zealand

New Zealand has far more to offer than most realise, with rich Maori culture, small but perfectly formed cities and magnificent natural landscapes.


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Map-gate and other bizarre misconceptions about New Zealand

New Zealand sometimes is thought of as a small country, so it's interesting to .... At least a few Brits out there seems to think Māori are either akin to an ...


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Tauira (students) essential to raising army of Māori nurses

"The Nursing Council of New Zealand register identified in 2017 that 7 per cent of the nursing workforce is Māori, but the Māori population is 15 per ...


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First Māori King's 160-year-old flag handed back to 'rightful owners' in Auckland ceremony

The first Māori King's flag has been returned to its "rightful owners", after being owned by the Anglican Church for around 160 years. Bishop Ross Bay ...


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Police to reduce presence at Ihumātao after tensions flare

The presence would likely involve greater use of Iwi Liaison Officers and Māori Responsiveness Managers, plus other community staff.


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New study pathway for Bay students to address Māori health outcomes

Kia Ora Hauora was a national Māori workforce development programme which aimed to increase the number of Māori working in the New Zealand ...


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Cook Islanders celebrate culture and language

Cook Islanders across New Zealand are celebrating their culture and ... It's Cook Islands Language Week - Te 'epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki 'Āirani.


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Maori nationalist parties exploit protest against property development

In recent weeks the New Zealand media has given intense media coverage to an occupation led by Maori activists protesting against a proposed ...


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