Papers, Articles, Reports & Submissions: 2016 – 2020

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) and Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia): DPO Australia Delegation to Geneva for Australia Review Under Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (November 2017) [DOC] [PDF]

In October DPO Australia sent a delgation to Geneva for Australia’s review under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. This report provides an overview of DPO Australia’s representation at the ICCPR review. The report includes a brief overview of the United Nations treaty body review process, a brief overview of the delegation’s activities, and copies of formal statements made by the delegation to the Committee. Copyright WWDA & DPO Australia 2017.

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) and 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): WWDA Position Statement 3: The Right to Participation (December 2016) [DOC] [PDF]

Meaningful participation across all aspects of cultural, social, economic and political life plays a significant role in the promotion of democratic governance, law, human development, empowerment, social inclusion, economic development, and the realisation of all other human rights. Participation of disabled women as citizens is at the basis of the recognition of our dignity. 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. Copyright WWDA 2016.