The prevention of violence against women with disabilities still lacks visibility and few solutions and ressources exist. However, disability is an aggravating factor in the exposure to violence against women, and in particular psychological violence committed by those around them.
Created in 2003, the association Femmes pour le Dire, Femmes pour Agir (FDFA) works for the social recognition of women with disabilities and fights against the double discrimination they are victims of. Listening to women with disabilities who are victims of violence (FHVV) is an essential step in helping them and accompanying them in their efforts. A dedicated national number (01 40 47 06 06) was launched in March 2015 by FDFA, and since then, the number of calls has continued to increase (580 calls in 2015, over 2,000 in 2018). Women are informed of the existence of this number thanks to the communication actions carried out by FDFA, its referencing on resource sites.
In 2022, the association will continue to develop its activities to strengthen the care of the FHVV. It wishes to recruit 4 additional counsellors to open a listening service in the evening or at weekends. The association is also working on the creation of a listening monitoring software accessible to any person with a disability.
Finally, the association aims at strengthening the educational materials used in the awareness-raising sessions. It wants to develop fun and interactive games on the economic and institutional violence experienced by women with disabilities. In addition, it aims at becoming a training organization by 2023 by obtaining Qualiopi certification.
The aim of Femmes Pour le Dire, Femmes pour Agir is to promote the place of women with disabilities in society, whatever the nature of their disability, by any means at its disposal (forums, publications, discussion groups, workshops, etc.). It fights against all forms of discrimination and against the double discrimination experienced by women with disabilities: gender and disability., It operates in four areas: awareness-raising, conferences, working groups and reflection.