Archive: Youth

DPOA Letter of Complaint to ABC News, 12 December 2016

WWDA has prepared and sent the following letter of complaint to the ABC on behalf of Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPOA) in regard to a recent article published on the ABC News website. Dear Ms Guthrie Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPOA) is an alliance of four national Disabled People’s Organisations (DPO’s)[1] that collectively represent millions…

WWDA Co-Host International Launch of Global Program for Young People with Disability

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) global program for young people with disability: “WE DECIDE: A Programme for Equal Opportunities and a Life Free of Violence” was officially launched at the 9th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Person’s with Disabilities in New York in June 2016, WWDA was honoured…

WWDA News 4th November 2015

Logos - ACDA, WWDA Youth, YDAS

In This Edition: Young Australians with Disability to Contribute to Global Youth Disability Initiative UN Expert Urges States to Make Their Social Protection Systems More Inclusive New UN Report on the Right to Adequate Housing for People with Disability Living in Cities ACDA Presentation from International Expert Group Meeting Now Available The Australian Criminal Justice…

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…

NATIONAL LAUNCH OF PEER-LED NETWORK FOR YOUNG WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES

MEDIA RELEASE Today, the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash, is launching the WWDA Youth Network – an initiative of Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) – at the Australian Human Rights Commission. WWDA is the peak organisation for women and girls with all types of disability in Australia. WWDA’s…

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE WWDA YOUTH NETWORK

Invitation Details

Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women AND Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) Invite you to attend OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE WWDA YOUTH NETWORK WHEN Thursday July 30th 2015 TIME 10.45am – 11.45am WHERE Australian Human Rights Commission Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, Sydney RSVP: cashelle@wwda.org.au by 24th July 2015 NB:…

WWDA SUBMISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS ON THE RIGHTS OF ADOLESCENTS

In early 2015, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child announced its decision to develop a General Comment (GC) on the Rights of Adolescents. The experiences, opportunities and challenges facing adolescents clearly varies widely across different regions and between different groups of adolescents. The Committee therefore sought submissions from interested bodies and…

WWDA Establishes Youth Network

WWDA Youth Network Logo. Depicts five women linking hands against a purple background.

The WWDA Youth Network, has officially commenced today with the opening of the WWDA Youth Network Facebook Page. The WWDA Youth Network aims to provide young women and girls with disabilities living in Australia with easy to understand human rights information; keep our followers up to date with events occurring in Australia and around the world…