Virtual Centre for Women and Girls with Disability
About the Virtual Centre
Supported by a grant from the National Disability Insurance Agency, the Virtual Centre for Women and Girls with Disability will provide a central online space for accessible, inclusive and practical resources and information for women and girls with disability, their friends, families and carers/support persons. This project will address the severe lack of targeted resources available in formats that are inclusive and accessible to women and girls with disability.
The Virtual Centre will focus on four priority areas:
- Decision-making and agency of women and girls with disability;
- Leadership and participation opportunities for women and girls with disability;
- The sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls with disability;
- The right to safety from all forms of violence.
Download a one page introduction about the Virtual Centre for Women and Girls with disability here: [PDF] [DOC]
You can read about the Virtual Centre for Women and Girls With Disability in Easy English here: [DOC] [PDF]
Management and Consultation
To help with the development of Virtual Centre, Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) has engaged a Project Steering Committee and an Expert advisory Panel, made up of a diverse range of women with disabilities from different states and territories across Australia. These groups will provide strategic direction on the development of the virtual centre and advise on its content and structure in the four priority areas.
Throughout the project, WWDA will also be conducting broader consultations with women with disabilities, and the individuals and services that support them in the community and asking for contributions from our members. Stay tuned for how you can be involved.