Intersectionality the incidence of violence against women with disabilities

Presenter/s: Domestic Violence Prevention Council 2014 seminar series

Event type: Seminar

Event date: Tuesday, 24 June 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Event venue: Inspire Centre, Building 25 University of Canberra

This Seminar will enable community members, service practitioners, academics and researchers, to share their expertise and contribute to discussion about the effects of the intersection of gender and disability discrimination on the incidence and nature of violence against women with disabilities, and how the Domestic Violence Prevention Council (DVPC) can improve responses.

Two women survivors will share their experiences of how crisis and justice systems responded to their situations. A panel of experts in gender and disability will join them to give their perspectives on the compounding effects of intersectionality.

Facilitated by Christina Ryan, General Manager, Advocacy for Inclusion, with Panellists:

  • Ms Margie Charlesworth: convenor of Women With Disabilities SA
  • Professor Patricia Easteal AM, Professor of Law, University of Canberra
  • Ms Keran Howe, Executive Director of Women With Disabilities Victoria
  • Ms Michelle Lee, Canberra self-advocate
  • Ms Maureen Sheehan, head of the NDIS Taskforce

Also contributing their expertise to the workshop discussion will be Heidi Yates (Women’s Legal Centre), Deanne Wearn (DVCS) & Sue Salthouse (WWDACT)

Paid Parking at UC is limited & suggested travel solutions are:

Car Pool or taxi or bus; or use UC Parks on the south or east side of the campus

Find information about parking at UC HERE

Find a paid parking map HERE

RSVP (for catering purposes): Monday 16 June 2014 Office for Women, E:, T: 6205 0515 (Please include your participation requirements when you RSVP – Captioning is provided)

Future DVPC Seminar dates for your diary:

  • 23 September 2014—Working with LGBTI
  • 25 November 2014—Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

All seminars are supported by UC and provided at no cost



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