Each year WWDA joins the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls with disability.

According to 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, all 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.

The 16 days will start this week on Wednesday 25th November (the International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women) and continue up until the 10th December, Human Rights Day. We’ve put together 16 social media messages you can help share to eliminate violence against women and girls with disability.

The topics of each day are listed below:

  1. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  2. What is Violence? Find out on Our Site!
  3. Raise your voice for the next National Disability Strategy
  4. 1800Respect if you or someone you know is in danger!
  5. AWAVA 16DaysofAcivism video.
  6. Contribute or engage with the Disability Royal Commission’s public hearing focusing on the health and safety of women and girls with disability next August!
  7. Sunny – download the app created by and for woman and girls who have experienced violence or abuse.
  8. Our Site – Stories of women with disability about safety and violence.
  9. Violence myths busted on Our Site.
  10. Read and share WWDA’s response to the NDS Position Paper
  11. Youth Network – Youth and online dating violence.
  12. Learn about respectful relationships on Our Site
  13. WWDA LEAD – New blog post from Tammy Milne
  14. Share our Disability Royal Commission submissions
  15. 5 ways you can help WWDA make a difference
  16. Human Rights Day – Our Site

Keep up to date and follow us on our social media channels to help share our messages for the #16DaysCampaign.


Find out more about the campaign on the UN Women website.

© Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) 2020.