The event will be held on Wednesday 2nd June 2021, online via Zoom from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Research shows that women with disabilities experience considerable discrimination based on gender inequality and disability inequality. Women with disabilities also experience higher rates of gender and disability-based violence.
To combat this, Women with Disabilities Victoria have developed new resources to increase awareness and build the capacity of disability, health service, social service and prevention workforces to deliver gender and disability equitable, responsive and inclusive services.
Resources to be launched are:
Sexual and Reproductive Health project
One suite of three videos on sexual and reproductive health
Three-part resource: information handout, fact sheet, and a lived experience sheet.
Women’s Mental Health and COVID-19 project
Fact Sheet for women around Mental Health during COVID, using the voices of women to normalise feelings and promote strategies for good mental health.
A guide for WHS on how to engage and include women with disabilities in their programming in the context of a disaster such as COVID.
A Guide for Disability Support Workers to promote and support the Mental Health of Women with disabilities in the context of COVID.
Prevention of Violence Against Women with Disabilities video resource.
An 8-minute video resource for the prevention of violence against women with disabilities. Featuring the voices of women with disabilities who share their personal experiences of discrimination, stereotyping, disrespect and condoning of violence against women with disabilities.
The video resource will sit alongside Prevention of Violence against Women with Disabilities: Taking Action and the accompanying poster resources.
This important event is open to those who work in the disability, social services and the Prevention of Violence Against Women sectors.
This event is supported by the Victorian Government.