As a criminologist, I have been researching hate crime and sexual violence for the last 15 years. The emergence of the #MeToo movement and wider efforts to tackle street harassment have been an exciting opportunity to tackle abuse against women. However, the experiences of disabled women have often been missing from public debate and policy.
Closing date: June 17, 2019
We all have a story to tell.
Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is looking for stories from women and girls with disability to showcase on the new Virtual Centre for Women and Girls with Disabilities.
We live in a society where the rights of women are more openly being discussed. From marches on the steps of parliament, to seeing women finally rise to higher ranks – it’s a beautiful thing to behold. Nicole Lee discusses the intersectionality of disability women’s rights.
Having a disability and being in a relationship can be complex. However, most of those complexities come from the assumptions of other people. This podcast series explores these complexities.
Audio and full transcript available.
Closing date: March 28, 2019
Women and Girls with Disability Australia (WWDA) has received funding to develop a new Virtual Centre for Women and Girls with Disability. The Virtual Centre will be a one-stop website that provides accessible, relevant and high-quality information and resources for women and girls with disability on their rights to: 1. decision-making and agency 2. leadership … Continued
Closing date: March 31, 2019
Complete a survey to assess the feasibility of workshops about the NDIS for women. Your answers to this survey may help determine whether Women with Disabilities (WDV) hosts a workshop about the NDIS in your local area.
Sunny is an app with information about what constitutes violence and abuse, and where to seek assistance.
WWDA has developed a Position Statement which was submitted to the Productivity Commission in order to provide a set of coherent, critical messages that their organisations collectively believe must be understood, and reflected in all aspects of the development and iteration of a new NDA.
If you’re looking to make a difference in the lives of women by advocating directly to parliamentarians, then this kit is for you. The advice and information you’ll find here is drawn from the wisdom and experiences of parliamentarians and advocates. This is a collection of practical tips and policy building advice that will help you shape policy for the better.
“Children with disabilities are among the most marginalised groups in society. If society continues to see the disability before it sees the child, the risk of exclusion and discrimination remains,” Georgina Thompson, a media consultant for UNICEF, told IPS.
This research report documents the effects of systemic discrimination on the health and wellbeing of LGBTI people with disability.
The resource aims to provide women with disabilities information about how to identify violence and abuse and how to get help to feel safe. The resource was made for and with women with disabilities and includes a video and video guide.
While the victims were most often women, the report found nearly one in three of the victims were children — and one in four of them had sustained a brain injury.
“They’re shocking figures and yet the vast majority of women who experience family violence don’t get medical attention,” said Nick Rushworth, chief executive of Brain Injury Australia.
Victoria is spending more than $5 million to help tackle family violence, particularly against woman with disabilities.
When Jessica Kellgren-Fozard tells people she is gay, they generally smile and certainly don’t challenge her. But they are far less accepting of her, often invisible, disabilities – and sometimes even hostile