During 2012-16, disability advocates reported assisting one person with gender issues in an average three month period.
|Disability advocacy Issue||Gender|
|Number||1 person on average per quarter|
|Trend||≈ no trend|
|Rights under the CRPD||Governments will:
|Commitments in the State Disability Plan||The Victorian government will:
DARU has omitted presenting this information as a graph as the numbers are too small to meaningfully interpret.
The Victorian government’s family violence package will implement initiatives to help tackle family violence. This includes funding to extend the Women with Disabilities Victoria Workforce Development Program on Gender and Disability. The government recently released Victoria’s first gender equality strategy, which will measure the rate of women with disability participating in the workforce.
The Office for Disability funds Women with Disabilities Victoria to undertake systemic advocacy on a range of issues relating to gender.
Case study: Gender issues at school
Claire* is as transgender young person who was experiencing conflict at school. Claire wished to attend school but on their own terms- and only certain classes. They contacted their advocate for support. The advocate met with Claire and their father, discussed the issues with the school and liaised between both Claire, their father and the school. After much discussion, it was agreed that this was an adolescent issue, not discrimination, as the school had done all they could to support Claire for many years. The advocate discussed this with Claire’s father and he was in agreement with this.
* names have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals
- Executive Summary
- Data integrity
- 1. People receiving disability advocacy services
- 2. Identified characteristics of people receiving disability advocacy services
- 3. Advocacy issues
- Appendix: Data tables