Accessible Services for All! - Best Practices from Iceland
In October 2013, Stigamot, in cooperation with people with disabilities and their representative organizations, as well as with the Ministry of Welfare, organized a conference about sexual violence against persons with disabilities that was attended by 300 people and put the topic on the agenda.
In March 2014, Stigamot moved their services into a more accessible location and hired an expert in disability human rights with an educational background in law, social pedagogy and disability studies. By doing so, Stigamot has been trying to further reach disabled survivors of sexual violence with outreach efforts aimed at going into the institutions and the organisations of people with disabilities as well as reaching professionals working with disabilities and the public. Stigamot has been raising awareness about disability and violence and invited experts in the field from Sweden to host seminars and conferences.