For more information and resources about working with women with disabilities, visit the Women with Disabilities Victoria or 1800RESPECT websites.

Practice resources

Working with Women with Disabilities
Women with Disabilities Victoria and DVRCV tip sheet for family violence workers in their work with women with disabilities.

Our Right to Safety & Respect
Women with Disabilities Victoria video resource and video guide, developed by, and for, women with disabilities about violence, abuse, safety and respect.

Making Rights a Reality
Easy to read booklets about sexual assault and family violence for adults who have an intellectual disability or Acquired Brain Injury.

Getting Safe Against the Odds
A DVRCV guide is for service providers in the family violence and disabilities fields who support women with disabilities experiencing family violence.

Violence Against Women with Disabilities
Women with Disabilities Victoria fact sheet.

Toolkit for disability-inclusive family violence services
This DV NSW and People with a Disability Australia toolkit is designed to enhance the family violence sector’s response to violence against women with disability.

Understanding violence against women with disabilities (2015)
A 1800RESPECT webinar.

Disability Act 2006 for service providers
DHHS information and e-learning resource regarding the Disability Act 2006.

Safety Planning for Women With Disabilities
A 1800RESPECT guide.

Victims of Crime Easy English Resources
These Easy English resources support people with limited literacy to understand when violent crime, including family violence, has happened to them and what they can do.

Other resources

Voices Against Violence (seven papers)
Voices Against Violence is the landmark research conducted by Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV), in partnership with the Office for the Public Advocate (OPA) and the Domestic Violence Resources Centre Victoria (DVRCV). The 2014 project reports on the extent and nature of violence against women with disabilities in Victoria. It can be ordered from WDV.

Violence Against Women with Disabilities
A Women with Disabilities Victoria position paper.

Tell Someone campaign videos
The Southern Metropolitan Region Integrated Family Violence Services Executive created a series of videos for the “Tell Someone” campaign, featured on the campaign website. This campaign aims to educate people with a mild intellectual disability about family violence.

Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Abuse in Disability Services final report
Victoria’s Parliamentary Committee on Family and Community Development Committee delivered a Final Report to inform Victoria’s role in the development of a national disability services quality and safeguarding framework.