Research conducted by Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) has found that women with disabilities experience violence at significantly higher rates, more frequently, for longer periods, in more ways, and by more perpetrators than non-disabled women. It has also been found that programs and services that address the unique needs of this group of women are extremely limited. This report documents the findings from a project that aimed to explore current practices, raise awareness and assist domestic violence and crisis services in the ACT to become more accessible for women with disabilities. The project included; an initial workshop conducted with domestic violence/crisis services within the ACT, an audit conducted of 8 of the 9 domestic violence/crisis services within the ACT, a review of relevant national and international literature, and a final workshop.

Women with disabilities accessing crisis services in the ACT

Women with disabilities accessing crisis services in the ACT