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That is Violence Campaign

That is Violence is a campaign to increase awareness for women with disability. It clarifies what violence is, and the situations or circumstances where it can arise.

We invite you to share resources to support the campaign on your social media channels, websites and in your office or clinic. You can download videos, images and text for social media, and posters.

People impacted by domestic, family and sexual violence can access support from 1800RESPECT, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732, chat online via our website or text 0458 737 732.

About the campaign

Women with disability - who account for 20% of the Australian female population - are affected by domestic abuse and violence at a rate higher than other women. Women with disability also suffer from domestic violence for longer, waiting on average 3.3 years before reaching out for help, compared to an average of 2.3 years for other women.

When they do reach out, 1800RESPECT is there to help; a confidential support available for all Australians, 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

While this campaign aims to help clarify to women with a disability what violence is and the situations or circumstances where it can arise specifically, the assets created are suitable for a wide range of at-risk people.

You can help us to raise awareness of how people affected by sexual assault, domestic or family violence can access support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our services are available to people experiencing violence and abuse, as well as their support networks including family, friends and frontline workers.

1800RESPECT supports all members of the community who are affected by violence. Our services are available to women, people with
disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, as well as those who identify as LGBTQIA+.

For more information, see our Media Release.

Resources

All resources for the This is Violence campaign were developed in partnership with the 1800RESPECT Disability Pathways project Expert Advisory Group EAG. The EAG comprises of professionals and advocates from the disability, social justice, and domestic violence sectors, including representatives from Women With Disabilities AustraliaANROWS and the National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA).

Videos

The campaign includes a series of three videos, available for viewing on our YouTube channel. We also invite you to share these videos on your channels, by downloading MPG4 files of all three videos in both 9:16 (portrait) and 16:9 (landscape) formats. (Click each link to play, then right click to download video.)

Video 1 - Hurt (9:16 portrait format)

Video 2 - Scared (9:16 portrait format)

Video 3 - Support (9:16 portrait format)

That is Violence - Hurt
That is Violence - Support
That is Abuse - Scared

Social media

We invite you to share our campaign on your social media channels. Keep an eye on our 1800RESPECT accounts on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to share posts to your networks.

You can also upload our cover photos to your accounts, or share our tiles. Below are downloadable images and recommended text. Please tag 1800RESPECT in your original posts when posting on Facebook (@1800RESPECT), Twitter (@1800RESPECT) and LinkedIn (@1800respect-australia).

Recommended social media text

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Violence or abuse is never OK. Support is available. If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, you can call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732, chat online via our website or text 0458 737 732. In an emergency call 000.

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Women with disability are affected by domestic abuse and violence at a higher rate than other women, and also wait longer before reaching out for support. When they do reach out, @1800RESPECT is there to help with confidential telephone and online counselling. The 1800RESPECT service is available to everyone living in Australia, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. You can call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732, chat online via our website or text 0458 737 732.

 

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Women with #disability account for 20% of the Australian female population, and are affected by #domesticabuse and violence at a higher rate than other women. They also wait longer before reaching out for support. When they do reach out, #1800RESPECT is there to help. The confidential telephone and online counselling service is available to everyone living in Australia, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, you can call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732, chat online via our website or text 0458 737 732. In an emergency call 000.

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We’ve seen a dramatic increase in the number of people using the #1800RESPECT service, particularly among people with #disability. We have invested in our counsellor’s skills and training development to better understand the requirements and potential barriers people with disability may experience when using the service. If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, family or #domesticviolence, you can call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732, chat online via our website or text 0458 737 732. In an emergency call 000.

 

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Violence or #abuse is never OK. Support is available: call 1800 737 732, chat online or text 0458 737 732. You can speak to a trained counsellor any time of the day. #1800RESPECT

Twitter copy 2

Violence or #abuse is never OK. Support is available. If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, family or #domesticviolence, call 1800 737 732, chat online or text 0458 737 732. In an emergency call 000.

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Next steps

Contact 1800RESPECT

If you or someone you know has been impacted by domestic, family or sexual violence, contact 1800RESPECT for information, referrals and counselling by call 1800 737 732, chat online or text 0458 737 732. Our trained counsellors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Download the Sunny app

Sunny is 1800RESPECT's app for women with disability. Sunny has been co-designed for women with disability to make sure it provides the very best support for the people who use it. It can support you if you have experienced violence or abuse. Sunny can be downloaded free from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Supporting people with disability

Sector professionals can learn more on our website about understanding violence against people with disability, and how to provide support. You can also register to access further resources in our Frontline Workers Toolkit.