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WWDA’s Election Platform 2019 announced!

WWDA has recently released its 2019 Election Platform. WWDA is calling on candidates and parties to commit to:   Address all forms of violence against women and girls with disability Gender the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Promote the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls with disability Gender the National Disability Strategy (NDS)…

Have Your Say: Consultation Survey Launched for United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Shadow Report

  12 April 2019 A civil society CRPD Shadow Report Working Group, made up of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs), disability representative and advocacy organisations is now preparing the second civil society Shadow Report and an online survey is available here for people with disability to have their say. For Organisations DPO’s, disability representative and advocacy…

People With Disability Welcome Our Royal Commission

5 April 2019 Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomes Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement on the formation of our Royal Commission and its Letters Patent into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation against people with disability today, following the Government’s commitment of $527 million in the Federal Budget. “People with disability have called for this…

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…