WDV Publications and Resources Library
|Family Violence Response for Women with Disabilities – A quick guide to safely managing disclosures||2020||WDV||Violence|
This resource outlines the best practice response to supporting a woman who discloses experiencing violence.
|Family Violence Response for Women with Disabilities Guide||WDV||Violence|
This resource outlines the best practice response to violence against women with disabilities and lists a number of referral services.
|Do Your Thing Videos||2019||WDV||Videos|
A series of 10 videos featuring women with disabilities from a variety of backgrounds, combating a lack of positive role models in traditional media.
|Easy English Guide to Using Facebook||2019||WDV in partnership with Scope||Technology|
Easy English developed in partnership with Scope
|Easy English Guide to Using Skype||2019||WDV in partnership with Scope||Technology|
Easy English guide developed in partnership with Scope
|Our Right to Safety and Respect Resource (Safeguards Project)||2017||WDV||Videos, Violence|
Our Right to Safety and Respect Guidelines for developing resources with women with disabilities about safety from violence and abuse contains six good practice guidelines organisations can follow to create quality resources. Each guideline has a set of indicators to show what good practice looks like and how to work towards it.
WDV Constitution amended November 2017
|Your Say, Your Rights||2012||WDV in collaboration with Self Advocacy Resource Unit||Technology|
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.
|Voices Against Violence||2014||WDV in partnership with the Office for the Public Advocate (OPA) and the Domestic Violence Resources Centre Victoria (DVRCV)||Violence|
The project reports on the extent and nature of violence against women with disabilities in Victoria. As well as interviews with women with disabilities about their experiences of violence, it includes an overview of current issues, a review of legislative protections, a review of the records of OPA and interviews with its staff and volunteers. The project includes seven individual reports.
|Claiming Our Future||2010||WDV||Advocacy|
A comprehensive report about Women with Disabilities Victoria’s history, humble beginnings and major success in policy, advocacy and empowerment of Victorian women with disabilities, from its inception in 1995 to 2010.
|Literature Review of women with disabilities and violence prevention||2007||VicHealth||Violence|
Literature review addressing intimate partner violence against women with disabilities
|Disability and health inequalities in Australia Research Summary||2012||VicHealth||Health|
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.
|Respect, responsibility and equality: preventing violence against women||2012||VicHealth||Health|
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.
|Building the Evidence Report||2008||WDV||Advocacy, Violence|
The Building the Evidence Project analyses the extent to which current Victorian family violence policy and practice recognises and provides for women with disabilities who experience violence, and makes recommendations to improve responses to women with disabilities dealing with family violence.
|Prevention of violence against women and children regional action plan capacity building project||2017||WDV||Violence|
The specific focus of the project was on the disability related aspects of the Regional Action Planning Project in order to build the capacity of Prevention of Violence Against Women (PVAW) sector professionals to deliver high quality prevention of violence against women activities that are inclusive of women with disabilities.
|Staying healthy, staying safe: issues for women with disabilities||2011||WDV||Health, Videos|
Jane interviews Keran Howe, Executive Director of Women with Disabilities Victoria, to discuss the importance of a gendered perspective in health promotion for women with disabilities. (10:02 mins)
|Access to Employment||2012||WDV||Employment, Videos|
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)
|Violence against women with disabilities||2012||WDV||Videos, Violence|
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)
|Works For Me||2019||Here We Are project||Videos|
A conversation with women with disability about their expectations for inclusion in the community, organisations, social settings and employment. (6:48mins)
|Health issues for women with disabilities||2018||WDV||Health|
Equal access to health promotion and health care for women with disabilities.
|A Framework for Influencing Change||2007, 2009||Keran Howe||Advocacy|
The Framework outlines 12 key strategies to guide the advocacy work of Women with Disabilities Victoria.