WWDA Human Rights Toolkit for Women and Girls with Disability


WWDA Human Rights Toolkit for Women and Girls with Disability


International human rights law recognises women and girls with disability as women and girls with rights, able to make decisions about our own lives. The Australian government has agreed to take action to make sure all women and girls with disability enjoy all the human rights described in the Conventions, Treaties, Covenants and Declarations it has agreed to or supported. Yet, very few of us know about our rights. Importantly, very few of us know how they are relevant to our life, and the lives of our families, friends, and communities. Learning about our human rights – what they are and how to have our rights respected – is important to achieve positive and lasting change for all women and girls with disability. We need to take action, individually and together, so that all of us can demand and enjoy our human rights.

If you are a woman or girl with disability and would like to learn more about your human rights and how they can be used to achieve change in your life or the lives of other women and girls with disability, this Toolkit is for you.


WWDA Position Statements

Explore WWDA’s Position Statements on the priority issues that women and girls with disability have told us are most important to them. Position statements include: violence; decision-making; participation; and, sexual and reproductive rights.

WWDA Youth Network Human Rights Workbook and Position Statements

Explore the WWDA Youth Network Human Rights Workbook and Position Statements on the key issues that women and girls with disability have told us are most important to them. Each document is written in an easy to understand way.

WWDA Human Rights Toolkit

WWDA Human Rights Videos

Graphics & Media

Report: WWDA National Forum for Women and Girls With Disability


The development of WWDA’s Human Rights Toolkit for Women and Girls with Disability was made possible through project funding from the Australian Government Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.