Voices Against Violence Research Project launch
The most significant research ever into the family violence experiences of women with disabilities in Victoria will be launched on 15 May in Melbourne. The Voices Against Violence Research Project brings together interviews with women with disabilities, staff and volunteers, reviews of legislation and the records of the Office of the Public Advocate, and recommendations to better support women with disabilities.
The research papers are being launched by Natasha Stott Despoja, Chairperson of the Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children, and are available to purchase in print (individually or as a set), or download, at www.wdv.org.au from 15 May.
This two year project was completed by Women with Disabilities Victoria, the Office of the Public Advocate and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria. The project was funded by Gandel Philanthropy and a major research grant through the Legal Services Board Grants Program. Without this support, it would not have been possible to undertake and disseminate this research.
For more information about the Voices Against Violence Research Project see www.wdv.org.au
If you would like to learn more about the increased incidence of family violence for women with disabilities, DVRCV is also offering upcoming training called Getting safe against the odds. It will being held from 9:30am to 4:30pm on 29 May and is for workers who are currently engaged in the family violence or disability sectors.