Intersections of gender and disability workshops

These one day workshops aim to strengthen your awareness in the prevention of violence against women with disabilities and assist you to align your work with violence prevention frameworks.

Women with Disabilities experience at least twice the rate of violence as women without disabilities and have high levels of disadvantage across all measures of social and economic participation (housing security, income, employment and education)

This workshop provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Explore definitions of gender and disability based violence
  • Unpack key determinants of violence – examining intersections of gender and disability, stereotypes, and perpetuation of cultures of disrespect 
  • Consider the findings and recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and the  Parliamentary Inquiry into Abuse in Disability Services and what this means for your work 
  • Develop strategies to identify and address gender and disability inequality and prevent violence against women with disabilities in your advocacy, planning and community building work roles. 
  • Collaborate and network with others in related and complimentary fields. 

For accessibility or special dietary requirements, contact Bridget Jolley, Program Assistant:
T: 03 9286 7813

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Mon 20th Nov, 201710:00am -4:00pmLifeworks
Meeting room, 
Level 1, 255 Bourke Street
Thu 23rd Nov, 201710:00am -4:00pmLifeworks
Meeting room, 
Level 1, 255 Bourke Street

Registration and RSVP

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$30 (ex GST)

Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV) in partnership with the Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU) and Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)

Contact person:
Bianca Evans, Gender Equity Training Coordinator, Women with Disabilities Victoria

Phone number:
03 9286 7809


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