Archive: News Bulletins

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…

WWDA Attains Special Consultative Status with United Nations ECOSOC

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is excited to announce that we have received Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). ECOSOC is the main mechanism through which established non-government organisations like WWDA can directly contribute to, and play a role in, advancing United Nations goals and objectives. ECOSOC is the…

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – 12 May 2017

New Publications Coming Soon At WWDA and WWDA Youth Network we are are putting the finishing touches on our suite of youth-friendly position statements. The position statements will include: Violence Decision-Making Participation Sexual and Reproductive Rights  Work and Education Justice Young Women and Girls with Disability WWDA will also be releasing additional several new position statements as…

Media Release: Great NDIS and Job Support Wins, But Harsh Welfare Measures for People with Disability

WWDA and Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomes some big wins for people with disability in tonight’s Federal Government Budget, but is very concerned by the punitive approach to welfare support that will make life harder for those doing it tough, including people with disability. “We are extremely pleased to hear that an increase…