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A069 Reducing violence against Disabled Women

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A069 Reducing violence against Disabled Women

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A069 Reducing violence against Disabled Women

  1. 1. Mainstream & Targetted Measures to reduce Violence against Women with Disabilities Sue Salthouse RI Global Word Congress Creating a More Inclusive World Parallel Session D Thursday 27.10.16 Edinburgh 1
  2. 2. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Article 6: Women with disabilities General Comment No. 3 • Multiple discrimination • Intersectional concepts • Leadership & capacity building • Gender as x-cutting issue • Education, • Economic opportunity, • Political participation, etc. • CEDAW (Disability as X-cutting issue) 3 interpretive declarations 2 The Honourable Kelly Vincent, Member of Parliament, South Australia 1 in 824 parliamentarians Australia-wide
  3. 3. Gender inequality in Australia • Global Gender Gap Index 3
  4. 4. Gender inequality in Australia (#2) • Gender pay gap • Paid Parental Leave Scheme • Women with disabilities employment i. 49% (78% women, 58% disabled men) ii. Full Time employment: women 19%, men 36% i. Part Time Employment: women 25%, men 14% i. 21% of carers are women with disabilities 4
  5. 5. National Disability Strategy 2010-2020 • Inclusive & accessible communities • Rights protection, justice & legislation • Economic security • Personal & community support • Learning & skills • Health & wellbeing 5
  6. 6. National Disability Insurance Scheme • Shut Out Report • Disability Investment Group Report • 2020 Convention • Productivity Commission • Disability Care and Support Report • under funded, unfair, fragmented inefficient • National Disability & Carer Alliance 6
  7. 7. A Grass Roots Movement Prime Minister, Julia Gillard at the Make it Real rally in Sydney, 30 April 2012
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  9. 9. 9 • Permanent disability that affects ADLs • No fault, lifetime support • Applications before 65th year • Early intervention • Information and Referrals • Reasonable and necessary supports • Ordinary life • Choice & control • Achieve goals • Greater independence • Community involvement • Employment • Improved wellbeing
  10. 10. 10 Freedom from violence
  11. 11. Violence against women in Australia 11
  12. 12. Sobering incidence of violence & women with disabilities 12 • More diverse, more severe & more prolonged • Greater number of perpetrators • 40% more like to be victims than non-disabled women • 70% of us are victims at some time in our lives • 90% of women with intellectual disabilities experience violence • 20% forced into unwanted sexual acts • Sexual victimisation x4 times more likely • 25% of reported rape victims
  13. 13. Time for Action a plan to reduce violence against women with disabilities 13 • Communities are safe from violence • Relationships are respectful • Services must meet the needs of women and their children • Responses are just • Perpetrators stop their violence • Systems work together effectively National Plan • ANROWS • Our WATCh • The Line • 1800RESPECT
  14. 14. Changes we need TRAINING, TRAINING, TRAINING • Risk assessment tools for whole of workforce to include disability • Disability workers - training in violence awareness & where to refer to • Domestic & family violence workers – training in disability awareness & how to get assistance • Training for workers in the justice system • NDIA accredits all workers in DV, FV & sexual assault awareness • NDIA puts crisis support dollars into funding • All front line workers have access to appropriate disability and DV/FV supports • Only accessible refuges/safe houses get funding • All courts are fully accessible • All data collected to have disability recorded & shared 14
  15. 15. International considerations • Article 32 of the CRPD • Sustainable Development Goals (SDG #5) • All human rights conventions appearance & submissions to committee review process • Development for All 2015-2020: Strengthening Disability Inclusive Development in Australia’s Aid Programme 15
  16. 16. thankyou 16

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