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10th February 2014

Human Rights Commission report- Equal before the law: Towards disability justice strategies

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released a new report entitled Equal before the law: Towards disability justice strategies. The Report focuses on people with disabilities who need communication supports or who have complex and multiple support needs and who have come in contact with the criminal justice system...

 

10th January 2014

Community Linking Funding to Support Good Mental Health for People with Intellectual Disability

WWILD is excited to announce that we have received funding from Metro North Brisbane Medicare Local that will allow us to provide a part time worker for 6 months to support existing WWILD clients to link with...

 

5th December 2013

Juvenile Offenders being Housed with Disabled Children under State Care: Whistleblower

A former child protection worker in Victoria says juvenile offenders are being put in the same residential care facilities as disabled children who are under state care...

 

10th October 2013

Disadvantage and Intellectual Disability in Australia - why do we continue to ignore it?

People who are isolated by the nature of their disability are at risk of a loneliness. People with intellectual disability, whose needs and presence are rarely in the public eye, encounter additional challenges and limitations to daily life...

 

9th October 2013

QAI Human Rights Telephone Legal Advice Service Re-Launch

 Queensland Advocacy Inc. (QAI) have rel-launched their Human Rights Telephone Legal Advice Service. Information from QAI:
Do you have an INTELLECTUAL, COGNITIVE OR PSYCHIATRIC DISABILITY?...

 

5th October 2013

WWILD Women Speak Out For Sexual Violence Awareness Month

WWILD-SVP is set to raise awareness of sexual violence against people with intellectual disabilities in October. Between 50-99% of  women with intellectual disability will experience sexual violence in their lifetime. Men with intellectual disabilities are also at higher risk than men without disabilities...

 

1st October 2013

Disabled Poorly Treated by the Law

The Australian Human Rights Commission has expressed some serious concerns that people with disabilities are being treated unfairly by the legal system, citing a number of alleged assaults not being prosecuted due to lack of support for the victims....

WWILD Sexual Violence Prevention Program is funded by the Department of Communities, QLD. & the WWILD Victims of Crime Disability Training Program is funded by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General, QLD

WWILD Phone: (07) 3262 9877 Email: info@wwild.org.au Address: 211 Hudson Road, WOOLOOWIN QLD 4030 Contact hours: Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm