Papers, Articles, Reports & Submissions 2016 – 2020

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA): Response to List of Issues and Questions in Relation to the Eighth Periodic Report of Australia to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (July 2018) [PDF] [DOC]

In July 2018, WWDA provided a shadow report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women’s (CEDAW) review of Australia’s implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. The submission responds to the List of Issues provided to the Australian Government by the committee.


Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA): Submission to the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Study on the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Girls with Disabilities (May 2017) [DOC] [PDF]

In preparation for her report to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Catalina Devandas Aguilar, conducted a global study on the sexual and reproductive health and rights of girls with disabilities. WWDA made a brief submission to the study, incorporating content from WWDA’s recent National Forum for Women and Girls with Disability, WWDA’s Human Rights Toolkit, and WWDA’s Position Statements on key human rights issues for women and girls with disabilities. Copyright WWDA 2016.


Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA): WWDA Position Statement 4: Sexual and Reproductive Rights (December 2016) [DOC] [PDF]

Sexual and reproductive rights are fundamental human rights. They include the right to dignity, equality, autonomy and self-determination – the right of everyone to make free and informed decisions about, and have full control over – their body, sexuality, health, relationships, and if, when and with whom to partner, marry and have children, without any form of discrimination, stigma, coercion or violence. Copyright WWDA 2016.