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WWDA News October 2016

WWDA Submission to UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) WWDA recently made a...
  • Date 13 October 16

Media Release: WWDA funding boost to mark International Day of the Girl Child

WWDA is excited to announce that Federal Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, has today announced a additional...
  • Date 11 October 16

Making 1800RESPECT More Accessible for Women and Girls with Disability

Between January and August 2016 Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) conducted a six-month project to assess the adequacy and accessibility...

UN Committee on the CRPD Release General Comment on Article 6: Women With Disability

The United Nations Committee on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) have released a draft General...

Opinion: Unfettered Ability – Cheryl McDonnell

Written by Cheryl McDonnell 22 June 2016 (c) 2016 Cheryl McDonnell Download: Unfettered Ability [PDF] Unfettered Ability [DOC] Unfettered Ability...

WWDA Attending Women’s Human Rights Education Institute Intensive Program, Toronto, Canada, August 2016

WWDA’s Youth Network Manager Cashelle Dunn has been accepted into the prestigious Women’s Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI) Intensive three-part...

Opinion: Bonsai Babies – Cheryl McDonnell

Written by Cheryl McDonnell 22 June 2016 (c) 2016 Cheryl McDonnell In June 2016, SBS Television aired a program which...

LET’S LOOK TO THE FUTURE! #COSP9

A delegation representing the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) attended the 9th Session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). #COSP9 ran from 14th to 16th June 2016 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. It was a significant year, as 2016 will mark ten years since the United Nations’ adoption of the CRPD. The...

WWDA News 26th May 2016

In This Edition: WWDA members participate in roundtable on violence against women with disability Cheryl McDonnell: The violence continues but...
  • Date 26 May 16

Cheryl McDonnell: The Violence Continues But Is Anyone Listening?

…yet violence against women and girls with disabilities, particularly those who live in institutions, remains largely outside the increasing public...

WWDA News 27th April 2016

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) represents more than two-million disabled women and girls in Australia. We are run by and...
  • Date 29 April 16

WWDA News 1st March 2016

WWDA News Tuesday 1st March 2016 In This Edition: Submission to CRPD Committee 14th Session on Rights of Persons with...
  • Date 1 March 16

WWDA Annual Report 2014-2015 is now available

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is pleased to present you with our 2014-2015 Annual Report on Key International and National Projects, Activities and...
  • Date 3 February 16

WWDA News

In This Edition Australian Cross Disability Alliance Calls for Investment in Australians with Disability For Future Prosperity National Disability Strategy...
  • Date 2 February 16

WWDA Feature: Senate Inquiry into Disability Abuse

WWDA has just sent out our latest bulletin to our subscribers. This special feature edition collects several articles and and...

WWDA Speaks to Radio Atticus about Calls for Royal Commission into Disability Abuse

On International Day of People with Disability, 3rd December 2015, WWDA CEO Carolyn Frohmader was interviewed by Annemarie Reyes, producer of...

MEDIA RELEASE: Australian Cross Disability Alliance Applauds Senate’s call for Royal Commission into Violence Against People with Disability

The Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) welcomes the Senate Community Affairs Committee’s report and recommendations following its ‘Inquiry into Violence...

WWDA News 25th November 2015

In This Edition WWDA Quarterly Progress Report Released WWDA AGM Thursday Revised and Updated: Preventing Violence against Women and Girls...
  • Date 25 November 15

MEDIA RELEASE: White Flower Memorial: Remembering People with Disability Who Have Died as a Result of Violence, Abuse or Neglect

On 25 November 2015, the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) is acknowledging International Day for the Elimination of Violence against...

New Mental Health App for Teen Girls: Wake Up Rosie!

RosieRespect.org.au recently launched an app for teenage girls called ‘Wake Up Rosie’ (see video below). Wake Up Rosie is a free alarm clock...

WWDA News November 11th 2015

In This Edition NDIS ILC Co-Design Online Forum Report Now Available WWDA AGM 26th November 2015 WWDA Speaks to The...
  • Date 11 November 15

The Guardian: UN Examines Australia’s Forced Sterilisation of Women with Disabilities

WWDA Executive Director, Carolyn Frohmader was recently interviewed by Bridie Jabour from the Guardian Australia during the Untied Nations Australia Universal Periodic Review. An...

UNITED NATIONS: Serious Concerns About Human Rights Violations Against Australians with Disability

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 10 November 2015 UNITED NATIONS: Serious Concerns about human rights violations against Australians with disability The United...

WWDA News 4th November 2015

In This Edition: Young Australians with Disability to Contribute to Global Youth Disability Initiative UN Expert Urges States to Make...
  • Date 4 November 15

Finalists for 2015 National Disability Awards Announced

The Australian Government Minister for Social Services, the Hon Christian Porter MP today announced the selection of 27 finalists for the...