Violence against women and girls with disabilities is a prevalent, serious and preventable violation of human rights.
Changing the landscape: A national resource to prevent violence against women and girls with disabilities complements, expands on and extends, the evidence contained in Change the story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against women in Australia. It does so by:
- building and deepening the understanding of violence against women and girls with disabilities and its dynamics and impacts
- offering a conceptual model that explains the underlying and intersecting drivers of this violence
- providing a set of essential actions that address the underlying drivers of violence against women and girls with disabilities at all levels of society
- providing supporting actions to address the reinforcing factors of violence against women and girls with disabilities
- offering principles for prevention that guide the way in which the essential and supporting actions should be implemented.
This resource is relevant to anyone involved in policy development or program funding, design, planning or implementation, and those working ‘on the ground’ in numerous fields – including disability-specific and violence-specific roles, as well as other more general contexts.