What is the DRC?
A Royal Commission is a way the Australian Government can look into a big problem.
In 2019, the Australian Government started the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability which will go until 2023. We call this the Disability Royal Commission or (DRC).
We need the Disability Royal Commission because we know that people with disability face high rates of violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
We have videos available about the DRC including an Auslan version as well as videos in 14 different languages, including 3 Indigenous languages on our YouTube channel. Watch them here.
Why is it important to get involved?
Telling your story helps the Australian Government get a better understanding of our experiences and how often it affects our community. With this understanding, the government can make changes to improve our rights and reduce violence, abuse, neglect, and exploitation of people with disabilities.
Want more information?
Read more information about the 2022 Public Hearing on Women and Girls with Disability here (available in Plain English and Easy Read).
WWDA Representing Women and Girls at DRC Public Hearing
WWDA staff gave evidence at the Public Hearing on The experiences of women and girls with disability with a particular focus on family, domestic and sexual violence, which was held in Hobart between the 28th of March – the 1st of April, 2022. Watch the recording on WWDA’s YouTube channel.