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New Guides: Family Violence Response for Women with Disabilities

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Women with Disabilities Victoria, July 2020 WDV’s Workforce Development Team  have produced two new resources. These resources outline the best practice response to violence against women with disabilities, including supporting a woman who discloses experiencing violence, and lists a number of referral services. (Please note some of the referrals are specific to Victoria. 1800RESPECT provide free...

Disability Support Toolkit for frontline workers – violence and abuse

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1800RESPECT, March 2020 The Disability Support Toolkit has resources for front line workers supporting people with disability who have been impacted by violence and abuse. People with disability are 1.8 times more likely to experience violence and abuse, including more varied forms of abuse. (Source: AIHW Report 2019.) They are also less likely, and take longer to reach out for support. This...

Introducing Sunny, an app for women with disability to learn about violence and abuse

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1800RESPECT, November 27, 2018 Introducing Sunny, an app for women with disability to learn about violence and abuse. Sunny was co-designed by an expert group of women with disability, 1800RESPECT and Women with Disabilities Australia, to make sure it provides the very best support for the people who use it. Sunny helps to: understand what violence and abuse are learn about different types of...

16 days of activism events: Charles Sturt is Saying No to Domestic and Family Violence

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City of Charles Sturt, November 2018 Charles Sturt is partnering with local community groups, sports clubs, schools, businesses and key stakeholders to raise awareness and implement violence prevention activities. Several activities are planned for the 16 days of activism from the 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day)...

Improving cultural understanding and engagement with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

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1800RESPECT, July 2017 This article is adapted from Craig Rigney’s Workers Webinar presentation, Improving Cultural Understanding and Engagement with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Contents: What is cultural understanding? Am I using a cultural lens? Engagement strategies What is family or lateral violence? Next steps Further reading and related tools: Read more of...

No excuses: government releases new guidelines on sexist language

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The Age, April 10, 2017 “Boys will be boys.” “He’s picking on you because he likes you.” “Don’t throw like a girl.” These are the kinds of phrases that the Australian government is attempting to eradicate with a new tool in its anti-violence campaign aimed at educators and influencers of young people. Read more here  Download No Excuses Guideline...

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