Safeguards Project


The Safeguards Project aims to increase women with disabilities access to safe, useful and good practice information about their right to safety and respect that builds their confidence, knowledge and actions to identify and seek support if they experience violence and abuse.

For more information about the Safeguards Project and the video resource, click here.

Safeguard resources for organisations:

Our Right to Safety and Respect – Guidelines for developing resources with women with disabilities about safety from violence and abuse. A resource that contains six good practice guidelines organisations can follow to create quality resources. Each guideline has a set of indicators to show what good practice looks like and how to work towards it.

The guidelines are for all Australian organisations that:

  • support women with disabilities who may have experienced, or are at risk of experiencing, violence and abuse
  • are developing a resource on violence and abuse for women with disabilities
  • wish to enhance existing resources on violence and abuse to make sure they are relevant and accessible to women with disabilities.

Click here to download a copy of Our Right to Safety and Respect – Guidelines for developing resources with women with disabilities about safety from violence and abuse [PDF]

Safeguard resources for women with disabilities:

Our Right to Safety and Respect – A video resource and video guide developed by and for women with disabilities about violence, abuse, safety and respect.

Click here to view the TRAILER Video Resource on YouTube [Closed Captions and Auslan]

Click here to view the FULL Video Resource on YouTube [Closed Captions and Auslan]

Click here to listen to the FULL Video Resource mp3 file [Audio Only]

Click here to download a copy of Our Right to Safety and Respect – Video Guide [PDF]

Click here for the accessible version of  Our Right to Safety and Respect – Video Guide – [WORD]

Click here for the accessible version of Our Right to Safety and Respect – Video Guide – [PDF]

Click here for Easy English version of Our Right to Safety and Respect – Video Guide – [PDF]