Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV) is working towards the vision of a world where all women are respected and can fully experience life. Its members, board and staff have a range of disabilities, backgrounds, lifestyles and ages.
WDV recognises that women with disabilities are among the most marginalised in the community. The intersection of gender inequality and disability presents multiple levels of discrimination. As a feminist and disability advocacy organisation run by and for women with disabilities, WDV works to prevent and respond to violence and abuse against women with disabilities.
This funding will enable Women with Disabilities Victoria to make the Our Right to Safety and Respect video resources available to more women with disabilities in Victoria. Receiving the grant means that more women with disabilities will be informed and empowered about their equal right to safety and respect, to speak up and be heard, and get support to live free from violence and abuse.
– Helen Gwilliam, General Manager
Organisation: Women with Disabilities Victoria
Grant type: Small Grant
Women with Disabilities Victoria will develop informative programs and resources that are accessible to Victorian women who identify with having a vision impairment, blind and/or deaf/blind. WDV will produce an audio described video and braille versions of the Our Right to Safety and Respect video: a video resource developed by and for women with disabilities about violence, abuse, safety and respect.