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Annual Report 2016-17

WWDA is pleased to release our Annual Report for the 2016/17 financial year. The Annual Report provides a summary snapshot...
  • Date 21 December 17

WWDA Joins Civil Society Groups Welcoming Australia’s Ratification of Torture Treaty

WWDA joins with our civil society colleagues in welcoming the Commonwealth Attorney General’s announcement that Australia had ratified an international...

Report: DPO Australia Delegation to Geneva for Australia Review Under Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

In October 2017, WWDA and our DPO Australia colleagues joined a delegation of non-government representatives in Geneva to brief the...

Senate Inquiry Release Report on Delivery of Outcomes Under the National Disability Strategy

Today, the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs (the Committee) released their report into delivery of outcomes under the National...

International Day to End Violence Against Women 2017

November 25 marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Today also marks the beginning of UN Women‘s...

Rosemary Kayess Australian Nominee for UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

WWDA Congratulates Rosemary Kayess who has been nominated by Australia as a candidate for election to the United Nations Committee...

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – 31 August 2017

‘Being in control of our supports and other tales of irony’ In a recent article in the CRU – Community Resource...
  • Date 31 August 17

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – August 3 2017

WWDA Activity Work Plan 2017 to 2018 WWDA is pleased to present out Activity Work Plan for 2017-18. WWDA’s Activity...
  • Date 3 August 17

Journal Article: Violence Against Women with Disabilities: Is Australia Meeting its Human Rights Obligations

Australia has developed a National Disability Strategy and a National Plan of Action on Violence Against Women in response to...

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) – 5 July 2017

Submission: List of Issues to be Adopted During the 18th Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with...
  • Date 5 July 17

Submission: List of issues to be adopted during the 18th Session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) has prepared a submission for and on behalf of Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia)...

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – 22 June 2017

Policy and Submissions WWDA is writing a submission on behalf of DPO Australia to the Committee on the Rights of...
  • Date 22 June 17

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – 15 June 2017

Civil Society Organisations Support Call for Royal Commission into Disability Violence A broad range of organisations endorsed our call for...
  • Date 15 June 17

Civil Society Statement: Call for Royal Commission into Violence and Abuse Against People with Disability

A broad range of organisations have expressed their support for the call for a Royal Commission into abuse and violence...

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – 25 May 2017

WWDA Joins Expert Working Group Compiling United Nations Flagship Report on Disability and Development WWDA’s Executive Director has been invited to contribute...
  • Date 25 May 17

WWDA Attains Special Consultative Status with United Nations ECOSOC

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is excited to announce that we have received Special Consultative Status with the United Nations...

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – 12 May 2017

New Publications Coming Soon At WWDA and WWDA Youth Network we are are putting the finishing touches on our suite of youth-friendly...
  • Date 12 May 17

Media Release: Great NDIS and Job Support Wins, But Harsh Welfare Measures for People with Disability

WWDA and Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) welcomes some big wins for people with disability in tonight’s Federal Government...

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – 5 May 2017

UN Study on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Girls With Disability The Special Rapporteur on the Rights of...
  • Date 5 May 17

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – 20 April 2017

Still Time to Register for Rights Workshop for Young Women and Girls with Disability Do you want to understand and...
  • Date 20 April 17

WWDA News April 13th 2017

WWDA’s latest weekly newsletter is is out now! Catch up on our latest human rights, policy and systemic advocacy activities,...
  • Date 13 April 17

Latest Weekly Newsletter from WWDA

WWDA’s latest weekly newsletter is is out now! Catch up on our latest human rights, policy and systemic advocacy activities,...
  • Date 6 April 17

Disability Groups Call For Royal Commission Into Violence Against People With Disability

Tonight’s ABC Four Corners report, ‘Fighting the System’ exposed more evidence of the appalling levels of violence and abuse against...
  • Date 27 March 17

Disability Groups Stand Together Against Transport Cuts

“People with disability need more access to transport, not less” WWDA has joined with over 25 disability groups from across...

Vale Joan Hume OAM

WWDA was deeply saddened to learn of the death on 10th March 2017 of one of our esteemed founding and life...
  • Date 10 March 17