OUR RIGHT TO SAFETY & RESPECT Film Screening and Panel Discussion

OUR RIGHT TO SAFETY & RESPECT Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Victoria Against Violence – 16 Days of Activism campaign in partnership with Women with Disabilities Victoria invite you to the film screening and panel discussion of

OUR RIGHT TO SAFETY & RESPECT

This event is a celebration of the strength of women with disabilities advocating for their right to safety and respect.

The event includes:

Film screening of “Our Right to Safety and Respect: A video resource, developed by, and for, women with disabilities about violence, abuse, safety and respect”
Followed by, panel discussion featuring women from the film as well as key people working in disability and violence prevention and response sectors.
Showcase of resources developed by WDV to prevent violence and empower women with disabilities
INVITATION Our Right to Safety & Respect – Screening & Panel Discussion (PDF)

INVITATION Our Right to Safety and Respect Screening and Panel Discussion (Word)

When:       Wednesday 28th November 2018 at 1:00pm for a 1:30pm start (event concludes at 4:30pm)

Where:     Foy’s Arcade, Level 6, 246 Bourke Street Melbourne

Register: Thursday 22nd November 2018

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/our-right-to-safety-respect-film-screening-28th-november-2018-tickets-51994429739?aff=ebdshpsearchautocomplete

Repurposing NDIS funds

Repurposing NDIS funds

WDV are concerned that Scott Morrison’s re-purposing of $3.9 billion originally intended for the National Disability Insurance Scheme to drought relief will leave many people with disability without access to appropriate support.
Even prior to this announcement, many recipients of NDIS packages found the funding inadequate and there is a growing number of Australians deemed ineligible for funding.
The repurposing of these funds will widen the gap between those with and without disability and will ensure further delays for those to whom such funding is necessary for day-to-day life.
While we agree that farmers are in need of substantial financial aid and community support, re-allocating funds that were originally budgeted for the NDIS is not the way forward.
The rollout of the NDIS, despite best intentions has revealed many unexpected complexities not originally accounted for and we fear that decreasing the promised funds will put its targets further out of reach.
We call on all levels of government to ensure there are no gaps in the reach of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Disability Advocates Call For NDIS Funding Certainty