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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…

Happy International Women’s Day 2018

Happy International Women’s Day from all of us at WWDA! Today, we celebrate the generations of women and girls with disability who have and continue to lead change in their communities, and across the world. We fondly remember those women in our communities who passed away this past year. Without the courage and perseverance of…

WWDA Survey: The Right to Health

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What’s your experience of accessing healthcare? We would like to hear from our members and friends about the healthcare accessibility issues that are important to you. We’ve made a quick survey that will take around 10 minutes to complete. Your responses will help inform WWDA’s written submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the…

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – January 22 2018

WWDA News New Year Updates from WWDA WWDA has hit the ground running in 2018. We were buoyed by the news just before Christmas that our tender for 2.5 years Disability Representative Organisation (DRO) funding from the Department of Social Services was successful. Without this operational funding we could not continue our systemic advocacy work…

Opinion: System Failure? Critical Reflections on the Australian National Family and Domestic Violence Summit 2017 – Ruby Grant

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In November 2017, Ruby Grant attended the National Family and Domestic Violence Summit 2017 in Sydney, Australia, on behalf of Women with Disabilities Australia. WWDA member, Sarah Houbolt also attended and presented at the forum. In this opinion piece, Ruby provides an overview of the Summit’s central themes and critically reflects on the inclusion and…