EDIT: Applications are now closed for this training – A Right to Respect: Preventing Violence against Women with Disabilities Training

EDIT: Applications are now closed for this training – A Right to Respect: Preventing Violence against Women with Disabilities Training

     

EDIT: Applications are now closed for this training – A Right to Respect: Preventing Violence against Women with Disabilities Training

Women and girls with disabilities are twice as likely to experience violence as those without disabilities. This online workshop will show how gender and disability inequality drives violence, and how you can prevent it.

This training will be delivered over three sessions:

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

Date: Tuesday 26th May

Time: 10am – 1pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: FREE

RSVP: Wednesday 20th May via email to carly.myers@wdv.org.au

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

Session 2: Drivers of Violence and Essential Actions

Date: Tuesday 2nd June

Time: 10am – 1pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: FREE

RSVP: Wednesday 20th May via email to carly.myers@wdv.org.au

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

Session 3: Managing Disclosures in a Prevention Context

Date: Tuesday 9th June

Time: 10am – 1pm

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: FREE

RSVP: Wednesday 20th May via email to carly.myers@wdv.org.au

  • How primary prevention can inform the safe management of disclosures of violence against women with disability
  • Referral services which can assist in responding to women with disability who experience violence

It is not essential to attend all three sessions, but please note that Session 1 is a prerequisite for Sessions 2 and 3.

This training will benefit people who work in the disability sector, local council, education, specialist organisations and other social service roles.

Following on from these three training sessions, Women with Disabilities will also be offering a 90 minute trouble-shooting session for participants in the workshops, to discuss implementation strategies and actions in the workplace. The date and time for this session will be announced at a later date.

Previous participants say:

“Eye opening and important”-Training Participant

“I feel like I can make a real difference now”- Training Participant

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.