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.
Public Hearing March, 2022 – Women and Girls
In the lead up to the hearing on The experiences of women and girls with disability with a particular focus on family, domestic and sexual violence, which will be held in Hobart from 28th March – 1st April, 2022, it is now more vital than ever that we encourage women and girls to make submissions to the DRC.
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 on the here (available in Plain English and Easy Read)
or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to talk more. Tess is our policy and projects officer working on the Royal Commission at WWDA and works on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.