There is a centuries-old gap separating the voices, ideas, and opinions of people with disabilities from informing the services and policies designed to support and protect them. Unfortunately this gap also exists in the anti-violence field, and places people in a marginalized position within the movement. This project seeks to lift up the voices of people with disabilities and secure their place at the table to solve issues of violence. Making people with disabilities leaders and equal partners in the movement to end domestic and sexual violence supports the empowerment of the community and enriches the work of the field.
Create a leadership model that develops self-advocates leaders in their communities to end and prevent domestic and sexual violence.
Ensure that the voices of self-advocates and people with disabilities are included in the development of policies and solutions to violence.