WWILD’s Child Protection Week FREE Workshop: Working with Parents with Intellectual Disability – 5th September 2018 – Caboolture

WWILD’s Child Protection Week Workshop:  Working with Parents with Intellectual Disability WWILD – SVP Association is a community organisation funded by the Queensland Government to provide support to people with an intellectual disability who have experienced violence, abuse and exploitation. Over our 20 plus years we have worked with many parents who have an intellectual disability…

Rape reports rising sharply in Queensland as clearance rate falls, prompting inquiry call – ABC News Online

Rape reports rising sharply in Queensland as clearance rate falls, prompting inquiry call By Matt Wordsworth, ABC News Online PHOTO: Leona Berrie from the Sexual Assault Network said Queensland had no coherent policy on sexual violence. (ABC News: Gordon Fuad) Reports of rape in Queensland have been rising sharply for the past six years, faster than the state’s…

You and Me Relationships Group Facilitator Training

You and Me Relationships Group Facilitator Training   WWILD Sexual Violence Prevention Association are excited to offer You and Me Relationships Group Facilitator Training to people working with people with intellectual disabilities.  The You and Me Relationships Group was developed by WWILD to empower people with intellectual disabilities. This unique group work program, aims to assist participants…

Queensland’s sexual consent laws ‘inadequate’, says Women’s Legal Service – Brisbane Times

Queensland’s sexual consent laws ‘inadequate’, says Women’s Legal Service By Danica Streader – 30 June 2018, Brisbane Times A “complete” review of the current sexual violence legal system in Queensland is urgently needed, women’s legal advocates say. Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ) solicitor Julie Sarkozi is calling for the state government to conduct a review on sexual…

Royal Commission Urgently Needed to Shine Light on Violence Against People with Disability – WWDA

Royal Commission Urgently Needed to Shine Light on Violence Against People with Disability Women with Disabilities Australia   MEDIA RELEASE People with disability and our representative organisations are urging the Federal Government to call a Royal Commission into violence and abuse against people with disability across Australia. “We’re seeing how powerful a Royal Commission is…

ADA Australia Launch of My Rights QLD: A new on-line information tool and much-needed resource for people with disability

ADA Australia Launches My Rights QLD On April 9, ADA Australia, in partnership with Legal Aid Queensland, launched My Rights Qld: a free online tool providing information for Queenslanders with disability. My Rights Qld is a simple, one-stop-shop for information that supports people to better understand and exercise their rights. It covers a wide range of…

Minister calls in administrators on ‘incompetent’ disability home where patient was abused

Minister calls in administrators on ‘incompetent’ disability home where patient was abused By Miki Perkins & Neelima Choahan 10 April 2018 — 6:40pm, The Age Newspaper A state-funded disability home where at least one resident was sexually and physically abused multiple times – despite his parents’ pleas he be protected – will be placed into administration.…

Landmark report reveals a woman dies every week due to Australia’s domestic violence crisis

Landmark report reveals a woman dies every week due to Australia’s domestic violence crisis   The extent of Australia’s family, domestic and sexual violence crisis has been revealed in a landmark report that details the death toll and increasing generational impacts of the issue. So far today police in Australia would have dealt with on average 470 domestic…

Women, disability and domestic violence

Women, Disability and Domestic Violence At a time when the world is coming to grips with the #metoo movement and re-evaluating responses to sexual violence and harassment, women with a disability are among the most vulnerable. The statistics are shocking: women with a disability are 40 per cent more likely to experience domestic violence than…