Senate Standing Committee On Finance And Public Administration ‘Inquiry Into Domestic Violence In Australia’ – (Australian Cross Disability Alliance)

September 2014

Whilst there are numerous instances where men and boys with disability are subjected to and experience violence, including domestic/family violence, it is clearly a gendered issue that disproportionately affects women and girls with disability. In this context, this Submission predominately focuses on women and girls with disability, whilst acknowledging that men and boys with disability who may be subject to, or at risk of, domestic/family violence, and are entitled to the same protection against violations of their human rights as women and girls with disability. Thus, this submission does also provide some specific information on violence perpetrated against men and boys with disability.

PWDA submission – Word document