Papers, Articles, Reports & Submissions 2016 – 2020

Cashelle Dunn: The Sterilisation of Girls with Disability: The State Responsibility to Protect Human Rights (September 2018) [PDF] [DOC]

‘The Sterilisation of Girls with Disability: The State Responsibility to Protect Human Rights’ provides an in-depth ethical and legal examination of Australia’s failure to enact legislation to protect the human rights of young women and girls with disability in relation to forced and coerced sterilisation. The paper was researched and written by WWDA Youth Network Manager and Project Officer, Cashelle Dunn as part of her studies at University of Melbourne. Text © 2018 Cashelle Dunn. Design © 2018 Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA).

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA): Position Statement 4: Sexual and Reproductive Rights, First Edition (December 2017) [PDF] [DOC]

In this Position Statement on Sexual and Reproductive Rights, WWDA outlines key evidence concerning ongoing violations of the sexual and reproductive rights of Australian women and girls with disability. We highlight specific human rights obligations to ensure that the sexual and reproductive rights of all women and girls with disability are realised. Twelve recommendations are made in regard to improving the fulfilment of sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls with disability on an equal basis with others.