A Right to Respect: Prevention of Violence Against Women with Disabilities Training

Simple illustration of four women, one with long dark hair and a short skirt holding a rainbow, one with pink hair using a manual wheelchair, one with yellow pants and flowy pink hair holding a baby, and one wearing a long skirt and a hijab.

Women and girls with disabilities are twice as likely to experience violence as those without disabilities.  

These online workshops, aimed towards disability and social services workforces, will show:

  • How gender and disability inequality drives violence, and
  • How you can prevent it.

The training will be delivered over three sessions:

  • Tuesday 23 November, 10:00am- 1:00pm: Introduction to Prevention of Violence against Women with Disabilities
  • Tuesday 30 November, 10:00am- 1:00pm: Drivers of Violence and Essential Actions
  • Tuesday 7 December, 10:00am- 1:00pm: Prevention in Action

“Eye opening and important”

– Training participant

Location: 

Online via Zoom (we will send you the details after you have registered).

How to Register:

You can register for any individual session, or for all three at once, using the links below.

Register for session 1: Introduction to Prevention of Violence against Women with Disabilities.

Register for session 2: Drivers of Violence and Essential Actions.

Register for session 3: Prevention in Action.

Register for all three sessions.

Pricing  (per person, including GST) 

  • Organisation (cost per person)  – $85 per session
  • Individual/sole trader  – $65 per session

What you will learn: 

Session 1: Introduction to Prevention of Violence against Women with Disabilities 

  • How gender and disability inequality intersect to create disadvantage for women with disabilities 
  • Impacts of violence against women with disabilities 
  • Why gender inequity is a key driver of violence against women with disabilities

Session 2: Drivers of Violence and Essential Actions 

  • How our everyday actions and practice can contribute to violence against women with disabilities 
  • How gender and disability equitable practice can create change to end violence 
  • Strategies and tools to prevent violence against women with disabilities

Session 3: Prevention in Action  

  • How we can be active bystanders to prevent violence against women with disabilities 
  • How primary prevention can inform the safe management of disclosures of violence against women with disabilities 
  • Referral services which can assist in responding to women with disabilities who experience violence

The training is co-facilitated with an expert in violence prevention, and a woman with a lived experience of disabilities. It is evidence-based, aligning with the latest research on disability, Our Watch’s Change the Story, and the Preventing Family Violence & Violence against Women Capability Framework.

For more information:

Call: (03) 7065 1431
Email: [email protected]

 

“I feel like I can make a real difference now”

– Training participant