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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...

Women with disabilities: publications

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Women with Disabilities ACT, updated 2019 On this page you can find all of Women with Disabilities ACT’s major submissions to government, research reports and policy statements. Accessible versions have been provided where possible. Some relevant documents on the page include: Contraception, Consent, Respectful Relationships & Sexuality, May 2019 [pdf] [docx] WWDACT Submission to the...

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...

A survey on violence and discrimination among people with disabilities

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BMC Public Health 2018 18:355 Abstract Background The aim of the study was to quantify levels of violence and discrimination among people with disabilities and analyze the effects of gender and the type and degree of disability. Methods The study analyzed data on self-reported violence and discrimination from a Danish national survey of 18,019 citizens, of whom 4519 reported a physical disability...

Australian report finds disturbing evidence of gender inequality

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Guardian Australia, March 8th Incorrect assumptions are being made that gender equality has been achieved despite disturbing and comprehensive evidence to the contrary, an investigation by Australia’s sex discrimination commissioner, Kate Jenkins, has found. “There are many different voices in this, and my voice is tied to having spoken to rural women, LGBTI women, older women, women with...

Information about Gender-Based Violence for People with Disabilities

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What to do if someone hurts you or does bad things to you: Information about Gender-Based Violence for People with Disabilities Human Rights Watch, March 2015 Women and girls with disabilities are too often the victims of violence, yet get too little information on where to go for help. Information on gender-based violence needs to reach the people who need it most, especially women and girls...

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