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WWDA Announces New Virtual Centre for Women and Girls with Disability

Women with Disabilities Australia is excited to announce that it has received funding from the NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme under the Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) program to create a Virtual Centre for Women and Girls with Disability. The Virtual Centre will be an online one-stop shop for accessible, inclusive and practical resources…

DISABLED PEOPLES ORGANISATIONS AUSTRALIA (DPOA) MEDIA RELEASE

Roadmap for our Royal Commission 27 February 2019 Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) has long been campaigning for a Royal Commission into all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We deserve an urgent response and justice for the high rates of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation we experience. We…

WWDA welcomes Federal Parliament support for Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse and Neglect Against People With Disability

Media Release – Royal Commission Vote Welcome – Now Time To Make It Happen   18 February 2019 People with disability, and our organisations, today welcome the vote in the Australian Parliament about a Royal Commission into the epidemic of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect against people with disability. The next step is to make…

WWDA Welcomes New Board Members!

Late last year WWDA members voted on nominees for vacant positions on the WWDA Board. We are delighted to announce that the successful nominees were: Pamela Menere (re-elected) Allirra Honner Jen Lowe Monique Crowden (re-elected) Cherohn Rule (re-elected) Jody Barney Patricia Maloney We welcome our new and continuing Board members to WWDA for a three…

WWDA Management Committee Elections 2018

Voting is now open for the election of Management Committee Members to fill five vacancies. All members of Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) as at 4 December 2018 are eligible to vote. Members should have received information today about how to vote online. If you are a full member of WWDA, but have not received…

Meet Sunny – A New App for Women with Disability

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is proud to release a new app for women with disability in Australia that we created with a team of women with disability, and our friends at 1800RESPECT – Australia’s national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. What is Sunny? Designed by and for women with disability, Sunny…

Media Release: WWDA funding boost to mark International Day of the Girl Child

WWDA is excited to announce that Federal Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, has today announced a additional funding for WWDA totalling $42,500 to undertake a project that directly supports and benefits young women and girls with disability. The announcement comes on International Day of the Girl Child, a global event recognising the…

MEDIA RELEASE: VIOLENCE AGAINST PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY IS A NATIONAL SHAME

A darkened picture of the palm of a person's hand. There is text appearing over the top of it that says ‪#‎endtheviolence‬. An Australian Cross Disability Alliance logo appears in the bottom left hand corner of the image.

Thursday 27 August 2015 Violence against people with disability is a national shame Call to action Today, the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) will appear before the Senate Committee inquiring into violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional and residential settings. The Senate Inquiry process has already revealed many hundreds of horrific…