Papers, Articles, Reports & Submissions: 2016 – 2020

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPOA): Submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Its Causes and Consequences: Country Visit to Australia (January 2017) [PDF] [DOC]

In January 2o17 WWDA prepared a submission on behalf of DPOA, to the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonović. The submission was written to assist with informing the Special Rapporteur’s official visit to Australia from 13 to 27 February 2017. In addition, WWDA met with the Special Rapporteur in Hobart, Tasmania, to discuss the particular situation of Australian women and girls with disability and the multiple, systemic and intersectional forms of violence and discrimination they experience. Copyright WWDA 2016.


Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA): National Forum for Women and Girls with Disability: Proceedings and Outcomes Report (November 2016) Full Report [PDF] [DOC]; Appendices [PDF] [DOC]

WWDA’s National Forum for Women and Girls with Disability was held in Melbourne on 6 April 2016, at the Medibank Head Office building in Docklands, Melbourne. 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 by Medibank and Medibank Health Solutions Telehealth Pty Ltd (MHS). The National Forum was held to support women and girls with disability from around Australia to identify the issues that affect them, identify solutions, prioritise actions, and engage actively and directly with representatives from the Australian Government on issues relevant to Australian women and girls with disability. Proceedings and outcomes from the Forum informed the development of WWDA’s five-year Strategic Plan and priorities for 2017 to 2021.