In the lead up to the 2022 Federal Election, WWDA is calling on all major parties and candidates to commit to advancing the rights of women, girls, feminine identifying and non-binary people with disability.

Compared to men and boys with disability and women and girls without disability, women and girls with disability have fewer opportunities, lower status and less power and influence; experience higher rates of all forms of discrimination and violence; and are frequently denied equal enjoyment of rights and freedoms. 

While many of the issues that women and girls with disability face have remain unchanged for decades; WWDA worked with our National Policy Advisory Group (PAG) in recent months to identify the most pressing policy priorities of our community in 2022.

WWDA’s Election Platform summarises key issues facing our community in 2022, and calls on major parties and political candidates to take action in the following areas:

  • Safety From all Forms of Gender-Based Violence
  • The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
  • Climate Change, Emergency Planning and Disaster Mitigation
  • Economic Security
  • Leadership and Decision-Making.

Download the election platform: