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Have Your Say: Consultation Survey Launched for United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Shadow Report

A civil society CRPD Shadow Report Working Group, made up of Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs), disability representative and advocacy organisations...

People With Disability Welcome Our Royal Commission

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomes Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement on the formation of our Royal Commission and...

Royal Commission to Bring Justice for People with Disability

People with disability welcome the Federal Government’s commitment to fully funding our Royal Commission, as revealed in the 2019-20 Budget....

Disabled People’s Organisations Submission on Royal Commission Terms of Reference

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) has developed its Submission on the draft Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission...

Seeking Expressions of Interest for Expert Advisory Panel!

WWDA is seeking expert advisors for the Virtual Centre Women and Girls with Disability Australia (WWDA) has received funding to develop a...

WWDA Announces New Virtual Centre for Women and Girls with Disability

Women with Disabilities Australia is excited to announce that it has received funding from the NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme...

DISABLED PEOPLES ORGANISATIONS AUSTRALIA (DPOA) MEDIA RELEASE

Roadmap for our Royal Commission 27 February 2019 Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) has long been campaigning for a...

WWDA welcomes Federal Parliament support for Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse and Neglect Against People With Disability

People with disability, and our organisations, today welcome the vote in the Australian Parliament about a Royal Commission into the...

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...

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...
  • Date 5 February 19

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...

Submission to inform Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) has provided a submission to the Australian Government to assist with informing the development of...

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...
  • Date 11 December 18

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...

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

In October 2018, WWDA organised and hosted a one-day workshop with key decision makers from each of the six National...

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...

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities with Women with Disabilities Australia WWDA have two jobs vacancies for a Project Manager and a Senior Content...

Vale Dr Margaret Cooper OAM

It is with profound sadness that Women With Disabilities Australia advises our members and allies of the passing of Dr....

Factsheet: The Status of Women and Girls with Disability In Australia 2018

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) has prepared a brief factsheet on the status of women and girls with disability in...

Call for Nominations – WWDA Management Committee

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) invites nominations from WWDA members who would like to become Management Committee Members. There are...

Joint Position Statement on Review of the National Disability Agreement

The Productivity Commission is currently reviewing the National Disability Agreement (NDA). The NDA is a high level agreement between the...

Women with Disability Condemn White Ribbon Australia’s Withdrawal of Support for Women’s Reproductive Rights

UPDATE: Following community backlash, White Ribbon Australia have reversed the decision. WWDA remain concerned that White Ribbon need to ‘consult...

Joint Statement on Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse and Neglect of People with Disability

Joint statement by Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) and Children and Young People with Disability Australia (CYDA). DPO Australia...

Media Release: Royal Commission Welcome, But Must Include People with Disability

Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcome today’s announcement of a Royal Commission into Aged Care, with the inclusion of...

Opinion: The Sterilisation of Girls with Disability: The State Responsibility to Protect Human Rights

‘The Sterilisation of Girls with Disability: The State Responsibility to Protect Human Rights’ provides an in-depth ethical and legal examination...