Supporting Disabled Women who have experienced Domestic Violence
Join the Disability Caucus on Wednesday 16th December at 7pm In Conversation With Sistah Space and The Women’s Centre Cornwall about their work supporting disabled women who have experienced violence.
Disabled women are twice as likely to experience domestic violence than non-disabled women yet less than 10% of refuge beds are accessible, and specialist domestic violence and support services recognise that women with disabilities are not accessing their services in the numbers that would be expected. Sit down with us as we hear from both organisations about the work they do, the women they have helped, and how WE can support them.
Special guests include Jackie Day who will speak about her experience accessing services and facing disability discrimination, our Caucus Co-Chair Amanda Carter-Philpott who will share with us how we can help as individuals, and VAWG spokesperson Tabitha Morton who will update us on WEP’s campaign to demand funding for specialist services.
About our guests:
Sistah Space work with African heritage women & girls who've experienced domestic or sexual abuse or who have lost a loved one to domestic violence. Their survivors are from many different sections of the African & Caribbean community, including the Rastafarian/ Grassroots community - who are often on the fringes of society.
The Women’s Centre Cornwall, formerly known as the Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (WRSAC), are a specialist provider of services for women and girls (11 years+) who have experienced any form of Sexual Violence, Rape, Sexual Assault, Childhood Sexual Abuse and/or Domestic Abuse at any point in their lives. They also work with women across Devon, Dorset & Cornwall through their Open Project, working with women in the Criminal Justice System or who are at risk of offending; those who are facing extreme poverty, homelessness and hardship or those women and girls wanting to make a change in their lives.
This meeting will be captioned. If you have any differing accesibilty requirements please do email us. There will be no slides used in this event, however if that changes we will share them before the event with anyone that has requested them.