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Webinar: Empowering women with disability in a digital world

Online panel discussion on the Commission on the Status of Women 67th Session (CSW67) priority theme presented by Equality Rights...

Sexual and Reproductive Rights – Recording now available!

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our webinar on the 13th of December 2022 on sexual and...

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...

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....

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 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 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...

WWDA at ESCAP

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

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...

Our Site nominated for International Zero23 Award

WWDA’s Our Site Project was one of 319 nominations from 78 countries for #ZeroCall23! ** Update as of 13 August...

Announcing WWDA Our Site 2.0

Between 2018 and 2020, WWDA developed a virtual centre for women, girls, feminine identifying, and non-binary people called Our Site ( Link...

WWDA COSP 2022 Side Event: Our Site Empowering Women and Girls with Disability through Co-Design

The WWDA team is excited to host a virtual side event at the United Nations Conference of state parties (COSP)...

Media Release: Women have spoken: new government urged to prioritise structural reform

Media Release Monday, May 23 2022 National Women’s Alliances have congratulated the incoming ALP Government and all new members of...

Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP15) 

This year, the 15th session of the United Nations Conference of State Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights...

MEDIA RELEASE: Four Corners Guardianship Expose Reveals the Stark Reality of Many Women With Disabilities

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is saddened and outraged at the events that were portrayed in last night’s ABC Four Corners...

WWDA NGO CSW Presentation on Our Site Recording Now Available!

On 15 March 2022, WWDA presented at the 2022 NGOCSW forum about our Our Site website, made by and for...

WWDA presentation on co-design at the Global Disability

As part of the Global Disability Summit next week, WWDA is hosting a side event on our Internationally recognised Our...

Join our WWDA LEAD LGBTIQA+ and Disability, Peer Networking- December 15

Do you want to connect with other disabled women? Join our LEAD virtual peer networking event. Chat to other women,...

Donate to WWDA this week and double your impact!

Today we are pleased to announce that WWDA has partnered with EthicalJobs.com.au to run a campaign promoting our work as...

DRC: WWDA’s Response to Restrictive Practices Issues Paper

By Dr. Linda Steele (University of Technology Sydney), Carolyn Frohmader (Women with Disabilities Australia) and thanks to Briony Johnston for...