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Webinar: Deepening reporting practice to prevent violence against women and girls with disabilities

This one-hour webinar offers journalists and media professionals the opportunity to deepen reporting practice on women and girls with disabilities through respectful and accurate representation and better understanding the drivers of violence.

The upcoming publication of the Disability Royal Commission report and the final review of the NDIS will inevitably highlight the discrimination and violence that women and girls with disabilities continue to face in their daily lives. In Australia, women with disabilities are more than twice as likely to have experienced physical or sexual violence than women without disabilities. With around 17% of Australian women and girls having disabilities, media professionals have a role in shaping public discourse and narratives, and a responsibility to ensure that these reports get the exposure they deserve.

Moderated by ABC Disability Affairs Reporter, Elizabeth Wright, the panel of lived experience experts emphasises the importance of platforming case studies that incorporate lived experiences and the power of authentic storytelling to challenge stereotypes and promote understanding.  

This webinar aligns with Our Watch’s resource, Changing the landscape. By watching, you will learn how to help redefine the media’s coverage on violence against women and girls with disabilities, promoting accountability and ensuring that media coverage avoids perpetuating the harmful narratives that can lead to violence.  

This webinar has Auslan interpreting and closed captions.


  • ABC Disability Affairs Reporter, Elizabeth Wright
  • Violence prevention advocate Tess Moodie
  • Lived experience disability advocate with Brisbane Domestic Violence Service Resound group, Kristy Hill
  • CEO of Women with Disabilities ACT and intersectionality advocate Kat Reed.