Tag: Violence

People with Disability Demand Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse

Today’s ABC Background Briefing report, into shocking cases of the killing of people with disability, shows why a Royal Commission into all forms of violence against people with disability is so urgent and important. “This new report exposes the terrible deaths of people with disability at the hands of those who are closest to them.…

Media Release: Royal Commission Urgently Needed to Shine Light on Violence Against People with Disability

People with disability and our representative organisations are urging the Federal Government to call a Royal Commission into violence and abuse against people with disability across Australia. “We’re seeing how powerful a Royal Commission is in exposing huge problems, and illegal behaviour, in the banking and finance industry right now,” said Ms Bonnie Millen, President…

Factsheet: Violence and Abuse Against Persons with Disability

Background Evidence demonstrates that people with disability frequently experience sustained and repeated episodes of violence and abuse.[i] Women and girls with disability are at far greater risk of violence, particularly sexual violence, and experience significantly higher levels of all forms of violence by a greater number of perpetrators compared to their peers.[ii] Children and young…

DPO Australia Formal Briefing with Human Rights Committee (ICCPR)

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) formally briefed the UN Committee on Civil and Political Rights in Geneva on Monday 16 October in regard to the protection of the rights of people with disability. The DPO Australia briefing focused on high level key issues  including all forms of violence, denial of legal capacity, substitute decision-making regimes, migration laws, restrictive practices, mental health…

Joint NGO Media Release: Australia’s Human Rights Record Criticised by UN Expert Committee

Australia has been criticised by an expert United Nations Committee following its appearance before the UN Committee for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights last month. Last night the UN Committee released its Concluding Observations, a statement outlining its assessment of Australia’s performance under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). The statement…