a project which looked at the use of technologies to increase social support and information opportunities for women with disabilities. The ‘Your Say Your Rights’ project had a focus on reaching women with disabilities who are particularly isolated. The project conducted a series of roundtables for women with specific disabilities who, to varying degrees, experience isolation, lack access to information, and lack input into decision making in the community.
This research summary defines disability and provides an overview of information regarding the health of people with disabilities and the underlying social determinants, using the population-based data that is available.
This report provides a summary of the activities, findings and learnings of the five scale-up projects funded through Respect, responsibility and equality Phase II, and highlights their contribution to the broader field of policy and practice in preventing violence against women.
Executive Director, Keran Howe, and Project Officer, Lauren Hayes, talk about access to employment for women with disabilities.
We gratefully acknowledge the Office for Disability in allowing us to use footage from their DVD ‘Building Disability Inclusive Organisations’ in producing this video. (8:17mins)
Women with disabilities experience violence at a higher rate, for longer periods, and are less likely to report the abuse, than women without disabilities (Healey, 2008). Tricia Malowney, Chair of Women with Disabilities Victoria, and Ariane Garner-Williams, youth and women with disabilities advocate, talk about some of the issues that arise for this doubly disadvantaged group, in terms of violence.(5:52 mins)