END THE VIOLENCE

END THE VIOLENCE

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This election, the Australian Cross Disability Alliance is calling for a Royal Commission into violence against people with disability.

  • people with disability experience far higher rates of violence than the rest of the community;
  • 90% of women with intellectual disability have been sexually assaulted in their lives, and 60% before the age of 18;
  • children with disability are three times more likely to experience abuse than other children
  • in many cases, people with disability experience violence in places where they are meant to be receiving support;
  • people with disability can’t always rely on the police for protection against violence ...

This election, the Australian Cross Disability Alliance is calling for a Royal Commission into violence against people with disability.

  • people with disability experience far higher rates of violence than the rest of the community;
  • 90% of women with intellectual disability have been sexually assaulted in their lives, and 60% before the age of 18;
  • children with disability are three times more likely to experience abuse than other children
  • in many cases, people with disability experience violence in places where they are meant to be receiving support;
  • people with disability can’t always rely on the police for protection against violence;
  • people with disability are often treated as ‘unreliable witnesses’, or are not even permitted by law to provide testimony at all.

It’s time to END THE VIOLENCE.

Write to your Federal Election candidates asking for their support now.

Read more here about the complete ACDA election platform.

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- A Royal Commission into violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in Australia.

 

 

 

 

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