Archive: Employment

Report: WWDA National Forum for Women and Girls with Disability: Proceedings and Outcomes

The WWDA National Forum for Women and Girls with Disability was held in Melbourne on 6 April 2016, at the Medibank Head Office building in Docklands. The Forum was made possible through one-off Project funding from the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Australian Department of Social Services, plus extensive in-kind support provided…

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…

CONTRIBUTE YOUR VIEWS TO NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT CONSULTATION

Young girl with Down Syndrome wearing her school uniform, looking towards camera and laughing happily.

All women with disabilities have the right to meaningful employment (CPRD, Article 27) Contribute your views to the new, National Disability Employment Framework consultation. Opens 25 May 2015. The Department of Social Services (DSS) has announced the development of a new National Disability Employment Framework to improve access to employment in Australia. DSS will release an…

WWDA PROGRESS REPORT ON EMPLOYMENT PROJECT

In July 2013, the then Minister for Employment Participation, Hon Kate Ellis, advised Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) that the Australian Government would be providing a small, one-off funding grant to a number of national disability organisations, including WWDA, to assist in improving the delivery of Disability Employment Services (DES). The specific purpose of the…