COUNSELLING & ADVOCACY SUPPORT — For people with disability affected by violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation or engaging with the Disability Royal Commission.
Free and independent emotional support is available for people with disability who have experienced violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation, and their families and carers.
This support is also available for people who are engaging with or considering taking part in the Disability Royal Commission. A counsellor will provide trauma-informed support in a safe space, and work out a problem or issue.
Call the National Counselling and Referral Service on 1800 421 468 or 02 6146 1468. It’s open 9am to 6pm weekdays, and 9am to 5pm weekends and public holidays. Visit www.dss.gov.au/disability-royal-commission-support for information, including Auslan and Easy Read resources. #DisabilityRCsupport #DisabilityRC
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(Posted 9 May 2022)
'OUR SITE' FOR WOMEN & GIRLS WITH DISABILITY
NOW WITH EASY-READ VERSION
Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) launched a new website for all women and girls with disability living in Australia. The new website, Our Site (previously Our Place), has been created by women and girls with disability for women and girls with disability. Over 100 women with disability across Australia have directly contributed to the design and development of the website.
Our Site provides practical resources and information across five main areas:
Leadership and participation
Decision making and choices
Sexual and reproductive health and rights
Safety from all forms of violence.
Our Site also showcases real stories from over 40 women with disability from across Australia.
This long-awaited online resource is now available here: oursite.wwda.org.au
(Posted 9 Sept 2020)
NEW APP SUPPORTS WOMEN WITH DISABILITY WHO EXPERIENCE VIOLENCE
Extract from WWDA Media Release: 27 November 2018
Women with disability will have improved access to violence information and support with the launch of a ground-breaking smartphone app today.
Sunny is a new app developed by 1800RESPECT, Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) and an expert advisory group of women with disability. Sunny helps women with disability learn about violence, learn about rights, and contact 1800RESPECT for support.
The app was jointly launched today in Canberra by Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services, the Hon Sarah Henderson MP, and Assistant Minister for Children and Families the Hon Michelle Landry MP.
Sunny uses easy to read language to explain different forms of violence, including sexual and reproductive health violence, physical, psychological, financial, and restraint violence.
For the full Media Release and link to the free Sunny App: http://wwda.org.au/media-release-sunny/
(Posted Nov 2018)
RELEASE OF NEW HUMAN RIGHTS TOOLKIT for women and girls with disability
Over two million women and girls with disability live in Australia – that’s approximately 20% of all women and girls. Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) has worked hard to develop and publish a suite of resources focused on key human rights issues for women and girls with disability in Australia.
People with disability locked out of housing
People with disability are being locked out of rental markets in all of Australia’s major cities, according to a new report.
‘Australian Cross Disability Alliance Applauds Senate’s call for Royal Commission into Violence Against People with Disability’
‘How Aboriginal women with disabilities are set on a path into the criminal justice system’
The Conversation November 3, 2015
DISABLED PEOPLE'S ORGANISATIONS AUSTRALIA http://dpoa.org.au/
Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) is an alliance of four national Disabled Peoples Organisations (DPOs) in Australia.
EVERY AUSTRALIAN COUNTS http://www.everyaustraliancounts.com.au/
Every Australian Counts is here to make sure the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is delivered as promised and is the best it can be.
FIRST PEOPLES DISABILITY NETWORK AUSTRALIA http://fpdn.org.au/
First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) is a national organisation of and for Australia’s First Peoples with disability, their families and communities.
QUEENSLANDERS WITH DISABILITY NETWORK www.qdn.org.au
QDN is a Queensland-wide network of people with disability, and is run and managed by people with disability for people with disability.
WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES AUSTRALIA www.wwda.org.au
Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is the peak organisation for women with all types of disabilities in Australia. WWDA is run by women with disabilities, for women with disabilities. It is the only organisation of its kind in Australia and one of only a very small number internationally.