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UN Calls on Australia to End Forced Sterilisation

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WWDA welcomes UN calls for Australia to abolish forced and coerced sterilisation of women and girls with disability, and people with intersex characteristics. The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) made the recommendation in their Concluding Observations on Australia’s progress toward ending discrimination against women, released this week. The practice continues unabated,…

We’re Hiring: Experienced Project Planner Required

We are seeking a highly experienced Project Planner to scope and initiate our Virtual Centre for Women and Girls with Disability project. Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is an award-winning human rights and systemic advocacy organisation run by and for, women with disability. Salary is $84,968 per annum + superannuation. Position is for a fixed…

WWDA Submission to Australia’s Review Under CEDAW

This week the United Nations is reviewing Australia’s compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). Ngila Bevan is over in Geneva this week representing Women with Disabilities Australia and People with Disability Australia on the key issues facing women and girls with disability. WWDA made a submission…

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – 31 May 2018

WWDA News Welcome! Here’s the latest news from WWDA. Keep up to date with WWDA on Facebook, Twitter and our Website. Policy and Submissions We are preparing a submission to Australia’s review under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). We are preparing feedback on the latest draft of…

Media Release: Royal Commission Urgently Needed to Shine Light on Violence Against People with Disability

People with disability and our representative organisations are urging the Federal Government to call a Royal Commission into violence and abuse against people with disability across Australia. “We’re seeing how powerful a Royal Commission is in exposing huge problems, and illegal behaviour, in the banking and finance industry right now,” said Ms Bonnie Millen, President…

WWDA Performance Report July 2016 to December 2017

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Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is pleased to release our Performance Report for the period 1 July 2016 to 31 December 2017. Our Performance Report focuses on major activities undertaken by WWDA during the reporting period. These activities are detailed under each of the seven key objectives contained in WWDA’s Work Activity Plan. Activities include…

WWDA Meets with Researcher To Talk Sexual Citizenship and Disability

Last week, founding WWDA member Helen Meekosha met with Dr Julia Bahner, a researcher from the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Leeds, to discuss WWDA’s ongoing work in the sexual and reproductive rights space. Dr Bahner’s current research focuses on sexual citizenship and disability. She is exploring disability organisations’ advocacy on sexual…

WWDA Survey: Access to Healthcare: Summary Report

In March 2018, WWDA conducted a short survey to ask our members and friends about healthcare accessibility. We’ve compiled a brief summary report of your responses from the survey. We’ve sent this summary report to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ to help inform her report on right of…

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) – 23 March 2018

WWDA News Welcome Here’s the latest updates from Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) Keep up to date with WWDA on Facebook, Twitter and our Website. Policy and Submissions DPO Australia made a brief Submission to Senate Standing Committee Inquiry into the Need for Regulation of Mobility Scooters.DPO Australia made a Submission to the Future of…