Hotline data released – hundreds report abuse of people with disability in government-funded services – Front Page Report

  Hotline data released – hundreds report abuse of people with disability in government-funded services Michael Smith – Front Page Report – August 13th, 2018 The Australian Government has released the National Disability Abuse and Neglect Hotline data. There were 472 reported cases of abuse and neglect of people with disability in government-funded services between July 2016…

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…

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…

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…

The Sexual Assault Epidemic No One Talks About – Article published by National Public Radio in United States

The Sexual Assault Epidemic No One Talks About January 8, 2018 5:00 AM ET Heard on All Things Considered Written by  JOSEPH SHAPIRO Editor’s note: This report includes graphic and disturbing descriptions of assault. Pauline wants to tell her story — about that night in the basement, about the boys and about the abuse she wanted to stop….. To…