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Seeking Expressions of Interest for Expert Advisory Panel!

WWDA is seeking expert advisors for the Virtual Centre Women and Girls with Disability Australia (WWDA) has received funding to develop a new Virtual Centre for Women and Girls with Disability. The Virtual Centre will be a one-stop website that provides accessible, relevant and high-quality information and resources for women and girls with disability on their rights to:…

WWDA Announces New Virtual Centre for Women and Girls with Disability

Women with Disabilities Australia is excited to announce that it has received funding from the NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme under the Information Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) program to create a Virtual Centre for Women and Girls with Disability. The Virtual Centre will be an online one-stop shop for accessible, inclusive and practical resources…

DISABLED PEOPLES ORGANISATIONS AUSTRALIA (DPOA) MEDIA RELEASE

Roadmap for our Royal Commission 27 February 2019 Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) has long been campaigning for a Royal Commission into all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We deserve an urgent response and justice for the high rates of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation we experience. We…

WWDA welcomes Federal Parliament support for Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse and Neglect Against People With Disability

Media Release – Royal Commission Vote Welcome – Now Time To Make It Happen   18 February 2019 People with disability, and our organisations, today welcome the vote in the Australian Parliament about a Royal Commission into the epidemic of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect against people with disability. The next step is to make…

Open Letter to the Prime Minister Scott Morrison: The urgent need for a stand-alone Royal Commission into all forms of violence against people with disability

People with disability and our representative organisations are urging the Federal Government to call a stand-alone Royal Commission into all forms of violence and abuse against people with disability across Australia. People with disability, friends, families, allies and supporters have for years now, been calling for a stand-alone Royal Commission into all forms of violence…

WWDA Welcomes New Board Members!

Late last year WWDA members voted on nominees for vacant positions on the WWDA Board. We are delighted to announce that the successful nominees were: Pamela Menere (re-elected) Allirra Honner Jen Lowe Monique Crowden (re-elected) Cherohn Rule (re-elected) Jody Barney Patricia Maloney We welcome our new and continuing Board members to WWDA for a three…

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) 16 Days Campaign 2018

According to UN Women, one in three women around the world experience violence in their lifetime, often at the hands of someone they know and trust. Of all women who were victims of homicide globally in 2012, almost half were killed by intimate partners or family members. Compared to our peers, women with disability experience…

Submission to inform Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022

Submission cover page. Title of report against a purple background composed of a crowd of illustrated women's faces.

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) has provided a submission to the Australian Government to assist with informing the development of the Fourth Action Plan under the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022. The 12 year National Plan is a high level framework and agreement between all Australian Governments on how…

WWDA Management Committee Elections 2018

Voting is now open for the election of Management Committee Members to fill five vacancies. All members of Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) as at 4 December 2018 are eligible to vote. Members should have received information today about how to vote online. If you are a full member of WWDA, but have not received…

Meet Sunny – A New App for Women with Disability

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is proud to release a new app for women with disability in Australia that we created with a team of women with disability, and our friends at 1800RESPECT – Australia’s national sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. What is Sunny? Designed by and for women with disability, Sunny…