Presentation & Forum: It's a Mainstream Issue: Women + Disability + Violence

event date: 
Monday, 11 September 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

In It’s a Mainstream Issue: Women + Disability + Violence’ hear from Tricia Malowney as she upicks the complexity of the social issue of violence against women with disbailities and facilitates an honest, open discussion certain to educate and inspire.

Tricia passionate disability rights advocate committed to social justice and human rights who advocates for better access to services for all marginalised Australians, and to ending violence perpetrated against women with disabilities.

Tricia ensures that a gender lens is applied to the disability sector as well as mainstream policy development and service provision. This is important because anecdotal evidence shows that women with disabilities experience violence at higher rates than other women but most services only collect data on an ad-hoc basis, which means that the extent of violence is under reported, if reported at all.

The time has come for women with disabilities to be included in the demographic data sets to ensure services can provide access to those who need it. Accurate data collection informs the development and funding of service provision.

Tricia Malowney

Tricia Malowney is a passionate disability rights advocate influential in raising the profile and need to include women with disabilities in policy addressing domestic violence including lobbying for women with disabilities to be included in the United Nations Population Health Research. Trisha won the Brenda Gabe Leadership Award for her outstanding contribution to women with disabilities in Victoria:


Image credit: Women's Health East


This event is free to attend. Bookings are required as spaces are strictly limited. Click here to register your attendance.

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