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Disability Royal Commission suspends all public events

The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has suspended public hearings, due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.The Chair Ronald Sackville AO QC said after careful consideration, the Commission has postponed the following hearings; -Education scheduled for next week in Brisbane, Queensland, -Justice scheduled for April in…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Easy Read update 16 March 2020

Women With Disabilities Australia have produced an Easy English document on the current CoronaVirus (COVID-19) for women and girls with disability living in Australia. Coronavirus is a virus that started in China and spread to many countries around the world, including Australia. Coronavirus is also called COVID-19. That is the scientific name of the virus.…

Help promote Our Place!

Can you help to promote our new website for women and girls with disability, Our Place? Women With Disabilities Australia has recently launched a new website, created by and for women and girls with disability. To help bring awareness to the new Our Place website we would love for you to start spreading the word…

NDIS Disability Sector Consultative Committee

Summary -19 November 2019 On 19 November 2019, the NDIS Commission Disability Sector Consultative Committee (the Committee) met for the first time. This Committee is made up of people currently working in the disability sector to assist the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commissioner (the Commissioner) in delivering its core functions. “The NDIS Quality and Safeguards…

Our Place set to launch March 6

What is it and why is it important? There are currently over 2 million women and girls with disability in Australia. Women and girls with disability represent one of the most marginalised and disadvantaged groups in the country. They continue to experience widespread discrimination and violations of their rights and freedoms. In 2018 Women with…

Disability Royal Commission – Support Services

 The Australian Government is funding free and independent counselling and advocacy support for people engaging with or affected by the Royal Commission into Violence Abuse Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability (Disability Royal Commission).  Disability Royal Commission – Support Services Fact Sheet [PDF] Disability Royal Commission – Support Services Fact Sheet [DOC] Head to…

WWDA at UN COSP12: Full Report

[Image: 1 person, Heidi la Paglia, standing in front of a packed room at the UN Headquarters in New York, USA]

This year Women With Disabilities Australia attended the 12th Conference of State Parties (COSP12) on the Convention on the Rights of People With Disabilities (CRPD) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York city. We were represented by Heidi la Paglia, as well as WWDA member and performance artist, Sarah Houboult. You can read the…