The vision of Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is to improve the lives and life chances of women with disabilities.
This section provides general information about WWDA - the national peak organisation for women with disabilities in Australia. It includes Background, Aims and Objectives, History, Governance, Management and Staff, Membership, Funding, Major Functions, Strategic Plans, Awards, Contact Information, and more.
Gender & Disability Issues
This section contains an extensive range of information and resource materials on a wide range of issues and topics of interest to women with disabilities, including for example: violence, abuse and exploitation; advocacy; ageing; human rights; education; employment; eugenics; bioethics, health; housing and accommodation; leadership and participation; access to justice; motherhood and parenting; sexuality and reproductive rights; sterilisation; transport; and, information and communications technology. It also includes an Overview of the Status of Women With Disabilities in Australia.
Publications & Reports
This section provides an extensive amount of information and resource materials including WWDA policy submissions, articles, papers, presentations, and reports written by WWDA, women with disabilities and their allies. The documents provided are all annotated, date from 1990 to current, and cover many issue areas, such as: gender & disability; education & employment; violence; housing; disability policy; leadership; health; sterilisation; human rights; political activism; institutionalisation; sexual and reproductive rights; welfare reform; advocacy; access to justice, and much, much more.
Connections & Networking
This section provides links to groups, networks and organisations of women with disabilities both within and outside Australia. It also provides details about 'wwda-discuss' - an email list to facilitate discussion between members of Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA). Subscription instructions are included.
WWDA's Newsletter 'WWDA-NEWS' provides information on WWDA's current activities, as well as information from other sources which is relevant to women with disabilities. This section also provides archives of WWDA's bi-monthly Update Reports, produced between 2003-2008, along with archives of WWDA's original Newsletter which was published in hard copy between 1992 - 2000.
Stories & Poems
This section provides a collection of personal stories and poetry which has been contributed by members of WWDA. Information is provided on how members can contribute to building this section.
This section provides a description of, and links to, key Australian Government disability policy, programs, services and legislation, including the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1992. It also contains information on a rage of key Government programs and services such as employment programs for people with disabilities, as well as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
Donate to WWDA
This section provides information about how to give a donation to WWDA to assist the work we do on behalf of women with disabilities. WWDA is a registered charity with gift deductibility status, meaning that donations over two dollars are tax deductible in Australia.