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Royal Commission to Bring Justice for People with Disability

Royal Commission to Bring Justice for People with Disability 3 April 2019 People with disability welcome the Federal Government’s commitment to fully funding our Royal Commission, as revealed in the 2019-20 Budget. “We very much welcome the $527m allocated to our Royal Commission into the epidemic of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation against people with…

Disabled People’s Organisations Submission on Royal Commission Terms of Reference

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) has developed its Submission on the draft Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Exploitation and Neglect of People with Disability. DPO Australia’s Submission highlights several crucial issues missing from the draft Terms of Reference that we believe must be included in order for the Royal Commission…

Seeking Expressions of Interest for Expert Advisory Panel!

WWDA is seeking expert advisors for the Virtual Centre Women and Girls with Disability Australia (WWDA) has received funding to develop a new Virtual Centre for Women and Girls with Disability. The Virtual Centre will be a one-stop website that provides accessible, relevant and high-quality information and resources for women and girls with disability on their rights to:…

Open Letter to the Prime Minister Scott Morrison: The urgent need for a stand-alone Royal Commission into all forms of violence against people with disability

People with disability and our representative organisations are urging the Federal Government to call a stand-alone Royal Commission into all forms of violence and abuse against people with disability across Australia. People with disability, friends, families, allies and supporters have for years now, been calling for a stand-alone Royal Commission into all forms of violence…

Call for Nominations – WWDA Management Committee

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) invites nominations from WWDA members who would like to become Management Committee Members. There are five vacancies on the Management Committee. Committee members will be appointed for a 3-year term beginning at the next Annual General Meeting in January 2019. Nominations must be received by 5:30pm on Tuesday 4 December…

Women with Disability Condemn White Ribbon Australia’s Withdrawal of Support for Women’s Reproductive Rights

UPDATE: Following community backlash, White Ribbon Australia have reversed the decision. WWDA remain concerned that White Ribbon need to ‘consult with stakeholders’ on an issue of fundamental human rights. Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is disturbed and disappointed by White Ribbon Australia’s decision to withdraw its position statement on Women’s Reproductive Rights. The White Ribbon…

Media Release: Royal Commission Welcome, But Must Include People with Disability

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcome today’s announcement of a Royal Commission into Aged Care, with the inclusion of young people with disability who live in nursing homes. This is a critical opportunity for the many thousands of older people with disability to have their voices heard and obtain justice for the violence, abuse,…

UN CRPD and CEDAW Committees Call for Guarantee of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Women with Disabilities

States parties have an obligation to respect, protect and fulfill the rights of women, including women with disabilities, in relation to their sexual and reproductive health and rights. CRPD + CEDAW Joint Statement 2018

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) have released a joint statement on the need for all states parties to guarentee sexual and reproductive health and rights for all women, in particular women with disabilities. The statement…

Announcement: Management Committee Changes

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is sad to announce that Karin Swift has stood down from the role of WWDA President. We are happy to announce that Karin will stay on as a Management Committee Member. Karin has provided exceptional leadership and support to WWDA over many years in her various roles as President, Vice-President…

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – 31 May 2018

WWDA News Welcome! Here’s the latest news from WWDA. Keep up to date with WWDA on Facebook, Twitter and our Website. Policy and Submissions We are preparing a submission to Australia’s review under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). We are preparing feedback on the latest draft of…