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Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – August 3 2017

WWDA Activity Work Plan 2017 to 2018 WWDA is pleased to present out Activity Work Plan for 2017-18. WWDA’s Activity Work Plan for 2017-2018 embeds and reflects the key purpose of our organisation – to promote and advance the rights and freedoms of women and girls with disability.   Read more: WWDA Activity Work Plan…

WWDA Activity Workplan 2017-18

WWDA is pleased to present out Activity Work Plan for 2017-18. WWDA’s Activity Work Plan for 2017-2018 embeds and reflects the key purpose of our organisation – to promote and advance the rights and freedoms of women and girls with disability. The following year will see our organisation work hard to consolidate our role as a…

Journal Article: Violence Against Women with Disabilities: Is Australia Meeting its Human Rights Obligations

Australia has developed a National Disability Strategy and a National Plan of Action on Violence Against Women in response to its international human rights commitments. Neither the Strategy nor the Plan, however, appears to adequately address violence against women with disabilities. Violence disproportionately affects women with disabilities as they are uniquely vulnerable to forms of…

Submission: List of issues to be adopted during the 18th Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) has prepared a submission for and on behalf of Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The submission is a proposed List of Issues to be adopted at the Committee’s 18th session (14th August to 1st September 2018), in respect to Australia’s compliance…

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – 22 June 2017

Policy and Submissions WWDA is writing a submission on behalf of DPO Australia to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) detailing the recommended the List of Issues [Australia] to be adopted during the 18th session (14-31 August 2017) of the CRPD.Our submission will help inform what questions the CRPD will ask the…

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – 15 June 2017

Civil Society Organisations Support Call for Royal Commission into Disability Violence A broad range of organisations endorsed our call for a Royal Commission into abuse and violence against people with disability. Over 160 civil society organisations and 380 individuals endorsed our Civil Society Statement to the Prime Minster calling for an immediate Royal Commission. The…

Civil Society Statement: Call for Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse Against People with Disability

A broad range of organisations have expressed their support for the call for a Royal Commission into abuse and violence against people with disability. Over 160 civil society organisations and 380 individuals endorsed our Civil Society Statement to the Prime Minster calling for an immediate Royal Commission. The endorsed statement was forwarded to the Prime…

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – 25 May 2017

WWDA Joins Expert Working Group Compiling United Nations Flagship Report on Disability and Development WWDA’s Executive Director has been invited to contribute to the United Nations flagship report on disability and development, coordinated by the United Nations Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the United Nations Inter-Agency Support Group (IASG) Working Group…

WWDA Attains Special Consultative Status with United Nations ECOSOC

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is excited to announce that we have received Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). ECOSOC is the main mechanism through which established non-government organisations like WWDA can directly contribute to, and play a role in, advancing United Nations goals and objectives. ECOSOC is the…