Ableism and Gendered Violence

Wednesday, 8 May 2024 - 6:00pm to 6:30pm
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Women with disability are much more likely to experience gendered violence than women without disabilities.

In this show Sarah, Mel and Lisa talk about their stories as women with cognitive disabilities and the discriminaion that still exists.

Lisa is a member of Brain Injury Matters

She chats about her experience with ableism and sexism since she acquired her brain injury.

Mel is a peer worker at Positive Powerful Parents

She shares her story as a mother with an intellectual disability.

Sarah is a member of New Wave Gippsland Self Advocacy and Rainbow Rights

She shares her experience as a Trans, Aboriginal, Lesbian woman with an Acquired Brain Injury.

Mel, Lisa and Sarah also chat about how discrimination is still happening on the ground, even though there are anti-discrimination laws and policies.

They talk about the importance of sharing their stories, and supporting others with disability to be empowered and speak up.



 What a Wonderful World by Esperanza Spalding

 Beautiful by Christina Aguilera

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Wednesday 6:00pm to 6:30pm
Produced and presented by people with disabilities covering issues such as housing, discrimination, difficulties with public transport, self-advocacy and other related issues.


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