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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...

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...

Cervical cancer self-tests helping to break down barriers and increase screening rates

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ABC Health & Wellbeing, Posted Friday 8th March 2019 at 14:54 In Australia, 80 per cent of cervical cancers are found in women who are overdue for screening or have never been screened. “We know there’s an equity issue in our cervical screening program,” said Dr Saville, executive director of the VCS Foundation, a cervical screening not-for-profit. “Women from lower...

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...

Sexual activity and sexual health among young adults with/without intellectual disability

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BMC Public Health 201818:667 Abstract Background There is widespread concern about the sexual ‘vulnerability’ of young people with intellectual disabilities, but little evidence relating to sexual activity and sexual health. Method This paper describes a secondary analysis of the nationally representative longitudinal Next Steps study (formerly the Longitudinal Survey of Young People in England)...

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