Archive: News Bulletins

Report: DPO Australia Delegation to Geneva for Australia Review Under Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

In October 2017, WWDA and our DPO Australia colleagues joined a delegation of non-government representatives in Geneva to brief the UN Human Rights Committee – the panel of independent human rights experts tasked with assessing Australia’s adherence to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). The review took place at the Office of…

Rosemary Kayess Australian Nominee for UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

WWDA Congratulates Rosemary Kayess who has been nominated by Australia as a candidate for election to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for the 2019-2022 term. The CRPD is an important human rights treaty body that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Elections to…

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – 31 August 2017

‘Being in control of our supports and other tales of irony’ In a recent article in the CRU – Community Resource Unit Ltd.publication, CRUcial Times, WWDA President Karin Swift wrote about what being in control of her formal disability supports is like and how this intersects with her professional and personal life. Drawing on her experiences,…

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – August 3 2017

WWDA Activity Work Plan 2017 to 2018 WWDA is pleased to present out Activity Work Plan for 2017-18. WWDA’s Activity Work Plan for 2017-2018 embeds and reflects the key purpose of our organisation – to promote and advance the rights and freedoms of women and girls with disability.   Read more: WWDA Activity Work Plan…

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – 22 June 2017

Policy and Submissions WWDA is writing a submission on behalf of DPO Australia to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) detailing the recommended the List of Issues [Australia] to be adopted during the 18th session (14-31 August 2017) of the CRPD.Our submission will help inform what questions the CRPD will ask the…

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – 15 June 2017

Civil Society Organisations Support Call for Royal Commission into Disability Violence A broad range of organisations endorsed our call for a Royal Commission into abuse and violence against people with disability. Over 160 civil society organisations and 380 individuals endorsed our Civil Society Statement to the Prime Minster calling for an immediate Royal Commission. The…

Civil Society Statement: Call for Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse Against People with Disability

A broad range of organisations have expressed their support for the call for a Royal Commission into abuse and violence against people with disability. Over 160 civil society organisations and 380 individuals endorsed our Civil Society Statement to the Prime Minster calling for an immediate Royal Commission. The endorsed statement was forwarded to the Prime…

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – 25 May 2017

WWDA Joins Expert Working Group Compiling United Nations Flagship Report on Disability and Development WWDA’s Executive Director has been invited to contribute to the United Nations flagship report on disability and development, coordinated by the United Nations Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the United Nations Inter-Agency Support Group (IASG) Working Group…