Women with disability – who account for 20% of the Australian female population – are affected by domestic abuse and violence at a rate higher than other women. Women with disability also suffer from domestic violence for longer, waiting on average 3.3 years before reaching out for help, compared to an average of 2.3 years for other women.
This new campaign aims to increase awareness for women with disability. It clarifies what violence is, and the situations or circumstances where it can arise and have developed posters to assist with the messaging.
People impacted by sexual assault, family and domestic violence can access support from 1800RESPECT, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
That is Violence Campaign is launched by 1800RESPECT.