Jane Rosengrave wins Public Advocate’s Best Achievement in Disability Advocacy award

The Public Advocate, Colleen Pearce, has awarded Woor-Dungin member Jane Rosegrave the Public Advocate’s Best Achievement in Disability Advocacy award at the 2017 Funds in Court Inspire Award presentations, held 26 April in Melbourne.

“Jane is a very worthy recipient,” Ms Pearce said.

“Jane is a proud Aboriginal woman and disability advocate who is widely respected for her fearless advocacy regarding violence against people with disability. With 90% of women with an intellectual disability experiencing sexual abuse, Jane’s willingness to speak about her experiences and tireless advocacy has given a human face to this shocking statistic and brought much-needed public attention to this previously ignored issue.”

Jane is also a member of Reinforce Self-Advocacy and a board member of First Peoples Disability Network Australia.

We congratulate Jane on her achievement.