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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

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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…

Report on Outcomes: National Women’s Alliances and Disabled Peoples Organisations Australia Workshop, November 2018

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In October 2018, WWDA organised and hosted a one-day workshop with key decision makers from each of the six National Women’s Alliances and the four member organisations of Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia). The purpose of the workshop was to explore how the organisations could collaborate to strengthen representation and engagement of women with…

Media Release: New App Supports Women with Disability Who Experience Violence

Women with disability will have improved access to violence information and support with the launch of a ground-breaking smartphone app today. Sunny is a new app developed by 1800RESPECT, Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) and an expert advisory group of women with disability. Sunny helps women with disability learn about violence, learn about rights, and…

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities with Women with Disabilities Australia WWDA have two jobs vacancies for a Project Manager and a Senior Content Officer for our Virtual Centre for Women and Girls with Disability project.   PROJECT MANAGER (1.0 FTE) We are seeking a highly experienced Project Manager to manage and implement the Virtual Centre for Women and…

Vale Dr Margaret Cooper OAM

Margaret Cooper OAM

It is with profound sadness that Women With Disabilities Australia advises our members and allies of the passing of Dr. Margaret Cooper OAM, one of WWDA’s founding members and our first elected President following WWDA’s incorporation in 1995. It is impossible to do justice to the contribution of Margaret Cooper – not just for and…