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PUSH #3: How are women with disability disadvantaged in Victoria?

      On all measures of social and economic participation, women with disabilities are disadvantage         Nearly one in every five Victorian women has a disability. The numbers of women with disabilities are higher in culturally diverse communities, in rural and regional Victoria, and among Indigenous people. Women with disabilities are: … Continue reading

DARU Strategic Plan 2013-2015

DARU was establish in 2007 to provide resources to the disability advocacy sector including disability advocates and people with disabilities. We are governed by a consortium of organisations. This includes the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS), Disability Advocacy Victoria (DAV) and representation from the Office for Disability. Mission To resource the disability advocacy sector Value … Continue reading

Disability Advocacy by the Numbers

Statistics from the 2012-2013 Victorian Office for Disability Advocacy Program Quarterly Data Collection Prepared by the Disability Advocacy Resource Unit June 2014 Contents Executive summary. 1.Clients receiving disability advocacy services. 2. Client characteristics. 3. Advocacy issues. 4. Data limitations. 5. Next steps.   About DARU DARU is a state-wide service established to resource the disability advocacy … Continue reading

Policy: DARU Update

Policy approved: December 2013 INTRODUCTION Purpose and audience: DARU Update is a weekly e-bulletin distributed to over 600 subscribers who primarily practice disability advocacy or have an interest in the area. Sections include: Disability Advocacy in Action – information specifically relevant to independent advocates, such as forums or professional development opportunities. In the News – … Continue reading

Review of DARU Resources & Stakeholder Engagement

DARU undertook this stakeholder engagement project over the second half of 2012 to investigate the relevance and accessibility of the resources it is providing to advocacy organisations, people with a disability, and to self advocacy organisations through their relationship with the Self Advocacy Resource Unit (SARU). Interviews were conducted with 28 disability advocacy organisations operating … Continue reading

Disability Advocacy Code of Conduct

This document provides Disability Advocates and Disability Advocacy organisations with a clear framework for understanding their responsibilities for effective advocacy practice. This framework is not prescriptive, allowing organisations to retain their autonomy and diversity.