International Day to End Violence Against Women 2016

A white graphic overlaid with a black and orange hand-drawn illustration of a woman in portrait. The words #orangetheworld and 'for a life free of violence' are displayed in bold type and aligned next to the illustration. The WWDA and Disabled People's Organisations Australia (DPOA) logos are at included in the lower part of the graphic.

According to the UN Women, one in three women around the world experience violence in their lifetime, often at the hands of someone they know and trust. Of all women who were victims of homicide globally in 2012, almost half were killed by intimate partners or family members.

Compared to our peers, women with disability experience significantly higher levels of all forms of violence more intensely and frequently and are subjected to such violence by a greater number of perpetrators.

Beginning today, WWDA will be joining the global #orangetheworld 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign to encourage action and investment in the elimination of all form of violence against all women. We will be calling specifically on the Australian Government to enact a range of recommendations to end the scourge of violence against women and girls with disability.

Find out more about the campaign:
http://www.unwomen.org/…/in-focus/end-violence-against-women

Join the conversation using the #orangetheworld and #16days hashtags on Facebook and Twitter.