It is well documented that people with disability, especially girls and women with disability, are over-represented as victims of crime. People with disability are more likely to be victims of violence, fraud and sexual assault. They are also more likely to experience multiple episodes of all forms of abuse and neglect.


Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse   

PWDA is one of eleven specialist organisations funded by the Australian Government to provide support to abuse survivors affected by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. PWDA will be supporting people with disability affected by the inquiry.

Click here to visit our Royal Commission Support website

Sexual Assault in Disability and Aged Care (SADA) Project

The SADA Project was developed as a resource for residential disability and aged-care services to address the prevention and response to sexual assault in disability and aged care residential settings. It aims to provide information, tools and contact points for both managers and direct-care workers in these services.

Click here to visit our SADA Project website

Sterilisation of people with disability

Non-therapeutic sterilisation of persons with disability is a particularly egregious form of human rights abuse and one that impacts particularly on girls and women with disability.  Comprehensive law reform is required to provide effective guarantees against such abuse.

Click here to read more about our work around sterilisation of people with disability.

Stop the Violence Project (STVP) 

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) is working with Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) and a research team from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) to conduct the Stop the Violence Project – violence prevention and response for women and girls with disabilities. 

Click here to go to the STVP website.


Further Resources and Information