Archive: July 2018

UN Calls on Australia to End Forced Sterilisation

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WWDA welcomes UN calls for Australia to abolish forced and coerced sterilisation of women and girls with disability, and people with intersex characteristics. The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) made the recommendation in their Concluding Observations on Australia’s progress toward ending discrimination against women, released this week. The practice continues unabated,…

Re-advertised: We’re Hiring: Experienced Project Planner Required

We are seeking a highly experienced Project Planner to scope and initiate our Virtual Centre for Women and Girls with Disability project. Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is an award-winning human rights and systemic advocacy organisation run by and for, women with disability. Salary is $84,968 per annum + superannuation. Position is for a fixed…

WWDA Submission to Australia’s Review Under CEDAW

This week the United Nations is reviewing Australia’s compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Ngila Bevan is over in Geneva this week representing Women with Disabilities Australia and People with Disability Australia on the key issues facing women and girls with disability. WWDA made a submission…