Are you experiencing sexual assault or domestic and family violence?
Seeking to support someone who is? Help and assistance can be found.
Call this number 1800 737 732 to access counselling delivered by qualified, experienced professionals 24-hours a day, seven days a week, from the National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service.
People with Disability Australia (PWDA) has worked for over thirty years on the issues of violence, abuse and neglect of children and adults with disability. They have extensive expertise in this area, informed by research and individual advocacy. For many years, they have delivered training both to service providers and people with disability regarding violence, abuse, neglect and the rights of people with disability. PWDA is supporting people with disability who may be affected by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. They are providing individual advocacy to those who are affected, and can support you with deciding whether to participate, and supporting you while you tell your story to the Royal Commission.
For further information for and about women with disability, go to wwda.org.au
Women with Disabilities Australia’s (WWDA) work is grounded in a human rights based framework which links gender and disability issues to a full range of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. This rights based approach recognises that equal treatment, equal opportunity, and non-discrimination provide for inclusive opportunities for women and girls with disabilities in society. It also seeks to create greater awareness among governments and other relevant institutions of their obligations to fulfil, respect, protect and promote human rights and to support and empower women with disabilities, both individually and collectively, to claim their rights.