Archive: Development

Happy International Women’s Day!

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“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights” – Gloria Steinem. Today is International Women’s Day (IWD)(March 8) – a global day for unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action. The theme for this year’s…

WWDA News October 2016

WWDA Submission to UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) WWDA recently made a submission to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women who are currently reviewing General Recommendation No. 19 (Violence against women) which was originally written in 1992. Under Article 21 of…

UN Committee on the CRPD Release General Comment on Article 6: Women With Disability

The United Nations Committee on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) have released a draft General Comment on Article 6 of the convention: Women with disabilities.   General Comments provide a detailed interpretation of an article or issue relating to the convention. These formal documents provide guidance to States Parties, including…

WWDA Attending Women’s Human Rights Education Institute Intensive Program, Toronto, Canada, August 2016

WWDA’s Youth Network Manager Cashelle Dunn has been accepted into the prestigious Women’s Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI) Intensive three-part program. Part 1 is a three-week online learning program in July, 2016. Part 2 is a two-week intensive held in Toronto, Canada, from August 8th-19th, 2016. Part 3 is a three-week post-institute online learning program…

WWDA News October 21st 2015

WWDA News In This Edition WWDA attending Sustainable Development Goals Gender Equity Working Group WWDA welcomes new staff member ACDA meeting with Australian Government Minister for Social Services ACDA launches official website WWDA Youth Networks celebrates International Day of the Girl 2015 WWDA Attending UN Sustainable Development Goals Gender Equity Working Group WWDA Vice-President, Cashelle…

WWDA Executive Director Finalist in 100 Women of Influence Awards

Carolyn Frohmader

WWDA Management Committee and staff congratulate WWDA Executive Director, Carolyn Frohmader, for being shortlisted as a finalist in the prestigious 2015 Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence awards. The Awards increase the visibility of women’s leadership in Australia and highlight the important contributions that women make to a more equal, diverse and…

WWDA ATTENDING UNFPA INTERNATIONAL EXPERT GROUP MEETING, URUGUAY

Carolyn Frohmader from WWDA was invited to participate in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) International Expert Group meeting on the Youth and Disability Policies of Social Inclusion, Gender Equality, Non-Discrimination and Prevention of Sexual Violence initiative (2015-2018). The initiative includes the development of an international program to…

JOIN THE NEW UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL NETWORK OF WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES

Older woman sitting in wheelchair outside a run-down corrugated iron and tin house

Women and girls with disabilities face many types of discrimination due to both their gender and their disability. As we move towards the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, it is important that women and girls with disabilities are not left behind. Programmes and policy approaches on gender, disability and development must be strengthened at…

New WWDA Paper for CSW58

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender…