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Awareness Raising Campaign: My Disability does not Mean Consent for Abuse
23 September All day
This awareness-raising campaign, organised by the Commission on Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence, addresses the many forms of violence against people with disabilities.
This campaign raises awareness on the many forms of violence against people with disabilities. The Commission on Gender-Based Violence & Domestic Violence is publishing weekly, on its social media, video-clips of individuals with disabilities voicing messages against violence on people with disabilities.
To raise awareness among the general public, this campaign targets the many forms of violence, including those forms which are exclusive to people with disabilities and
indivduals who live with disabilties and have intersectional identities. This campaign emphasises that the person’s disability does not mean consent for abuse.
The video-clips highlight the importance of education in preventing stereotypes and stigma against persons with disabilities. Stereotypes and stigma on individuals with
disabilities continue to expose them to violence and abuse. Thus, by preventing stereotypes and stigma, we prevent violence against people with disabilities.
Commission on Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence