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WWDA LEAD Leadership Week success!

Last Week the WWDA LEAD Project Team hosted a hybrid (in-person and online) meeting & leadership event for the WWDA...

16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

Each year WWDA joins the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign to call for the prevention and elimination...
  • Date 22 November 22

Former WWDA President, Karin Swift, left for hours on plane due to inaccessible airport infrastructure

 Karin Swift, prominent disability advocate, former WWDA president, and lifetime member, was forced to return to Melbourne Airport after sitting...

WWDA LEAD Leadership Week kicks off

This week the WWDA staff have a rare opportunity to come together and hold an in-person and online Leadership Week...

The WWDA LEAD Project has been extended

We are excited to share that due to its overwhelming success, we are extending the WWDA LEAD (Lead, Engage, Activate...

The impact of climate change and natural disaster on disabled people in Australia

Kelly Cox is the Vice President of People with Disabilities Australia and Co-Lead of the 2022 CoSP Civil Society delegation....

Principle 5 – Nothing about us, without us

Inclusion, not segregation Women with disabilities are experts in knowing what their access and support needs are in the workforce....

National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022–2032

On Monday, 17 October 2022, The Commonwealth, state and territory governments released the National Plan to End Violence against Women...

WWDA LEAD Mentoring

Apply now for the WWDA LEAD Mentoring Program!  We’re excited to announce we have launched our new WWDA LEAD mentoring...

Principle 4 – Care for self to care for community

The relationships we have with ourselves, and others are the most important resources that we have.  At Women With Disabilities...

Carolyn appointed to the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s National OPCAT Advisory Group

We are delighted to announce that our CEO, Carolyn Frohmader, has been appointed to the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s National OPCAT (Optional...
  • Date 29 September 22

Join our WWDA LEAD Peer Networking October 19!

This will be our last Peer Networking for 2022! Do you want to connect with other disabled women? Join our...
  • Date 26 September 22

WWDA at the Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

This week WWDA LEAD Project Manager, Saph is in Meanjin/Brisbane for the Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction....

Principle 3 – Challenging and transforming traditional views of leadership

Women with disabilities are not problems to be ‘fixed’, we are problem solvers.  Women With Disabilities Australia’s (WWDA) LEAD Project’s...

Principle 2 – Value diversity and lived experience

Promoting the status of women and girls with disabilities in all our diversity.  Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) recognises the...

Sexual and Reproductive Rights Webinar Update

The Sexual and Reproductive Rights for People with Disabilities webinar, which was to be held today, Monday 5 September 2022,...

Principle 1 – Lead by lifting others up

Leadership that creates space for others to join, feel and be heard too. Women with Disabilities Australia’s (WWDA) first leadership...

Join our WWDA LEAD Peer Networking September 21!

Do you want to connect with other disabled women? Join our monthly LEAD virtual peer networking event. Chat to other women,...
  • Date 29 August 22

How can you LEAD in your business?

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is a Disabled People’s Organisation for women, girls, feminine identifying people, and nonbinary folk with...

WWDA at ESCAP

In July, our staff member Saphia Grant virtually attended a United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the...

Webinar: Sexual and Reproductive Rights for People with Disability

Supporting each other, to support ourselves Join us as we kick off Women’s Health Week with a webinar on sexual...

National Women’s Alliances Forum

In late June, WWDA CEO Carolyn Frohmader, attended the two-day forum of the National Women’s Alliances (NWAs) – held in...

WWDA at COSP

WWDA had a significant presence at COSP this year with our youth delegate Margherita Dall’Occo Vaccaro and Board member Kat...

Our Site 2.0 Project Steering Committee has been selected

In July 2022, we announced WWDA’s newest project, Our Site 2.0. The project will increase the accessibility and usability of oursite.wwda.org.au and develop a newly...