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Disability Royal Commission: WWDA’s Response to Employment Issues Paper

In 2020 the Disability Royal Commission released an issues paper on Employment. The issues paper asked 9 questions about why people with disability are less likely to be employed and have lower incomes than people without disability, how people with disability experience discrimination at work and how well specific programs designed to increase the employment…

Easy Read version of Our Site for women and girls with disability leading the way for accessible websites

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) are again leading the way in advancing the rights of all women with disability through the release of an Easy Read version of the Our Site website. WWDA aims to improve the rights, safety and well-being of women and girls with disability across Australia. To achieve this, it is crucial…

WWDA is hiring a Senior Project Officer

Senior Project Officer – Flexible Location

WWDA’s response to the Disability Royal Commission’s issue paper on education and learning

In 2019 the Disability Royal Commission released an issues paper on education and learning. The issues paper asked 13 questions based on some of the key issues and barriers experienced by students with disability. You can download the issues paper from the Disability Royal Commission website here. WWDA have now submitted their response to the…

Media Release – Keep us safe: Government-funded workplaces putting up to 20,000 Aussies with intellectual disability in the firing line of COVID-19

Australian workers with intellectual disabilities and their families are concerned they are being exposed to a high risk of contracting coronavirus at work at their Australian Disability Enterprise. Inclusion Australia (IA), the Disability Advocacy Network Australia (DANA) and Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) say people with intellectual disability need greater ongoing support to follow current…

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…

Re-advertised: We’re Hiring: Experienced Project Planner Required

We are seeking a highly experienced Project Planner to scope and initiate our Virtual Centre for Women and Girls with Disability project. Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is an award-winning human rights and systemic advocacy organisation run by and for, women with disability. Salary is $84,968 per annum + superannuation. Position is for a fixed…

WWDA Submission to CRPD Committee on the Right to Education

In April 2015, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will meet for its 13th session. As part of the session, the Committee is holding a Day of General Discussion on the Right to Education for Persons with Disabilities, to inform the development of a General Comment for CRPD Article 24 [The Right…

WWDA PROGRESS REPORT ON EMPLOYMENT PROJECT

In July 2013, the then Minister for Employment Participation, Hon Kate Ellis, advised Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) that the Australian Government would be providing a small, one-off funding grant to a number of national disability organisations, including WWDA, to assist in improving the delivery of Disability Employment Services (DES). The specific purpose of the…