WWILD is funded by the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (Social Inclusion Program), and the Department of Justice and Attorney-General.
WWILD has two programs, the Sexual Violence Prevention Service and the Disability Training Program – Victims of Crime.
At WWILD we strive to achieve social justice and systemic change that will uphold the rights of people with intellectual and learning disabilities to live free from violence. We have a vision of a society that values people with intellectual difference and acknowledges their abilities. Our goal is that people lead good lives.
- Women and men with intellectual and/or learning disabilities aged 14 years and over who have experienced or are at risk of sexual assault, violence or exploitation.
- Women and men with intellectual or learning disabilities who need sex education and support in learning social and relationship skills.
- Counsellors, parents and carers, disability support workers and community services who are looking for training and support in evidence-based practice ways of working with women who are at risk or have experienced sexual assault, violence or been victims of other crime or exploitation.
- Individual support and counselling.
- Support for victims of violence and exploitation, their families and supporters, in knowing their rights, options, help to access the justice system and other services where required.
- Therapeutic and education groups such as healthy relationships; sexuality; protective behaviours; sexual violence; self esteem; sex education and social skills.
- Community education regarding the rights of women with disabilities to organisations, policy reviews and disability services.
- One-off events – Reclaim the Night/ International Women’s Day activities; women’s health workshops and exhibitions.
- Opportunities for women to participate in service development – historically through focus groups, speak-outs, and have your say on Australia day.
- Training and professional development events for service providers in issues related to sexual violence prevention.
- Information, support and resources on issues about disability, sex, sex education and counselling people with intellectual disabilities.
- Presentation of papers at conferences, seminars and workshops.
- Increased awareness through media and community development projects.
- Resource development and input into key government and non government initiatives which address the capacity of women and men with intellectual or learning disabilities to lead good lives.