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Peer Networking February 2023

Our first Peer Networking event for 2023 is happening on the last Wednesday in February, which is only two weeks...

Peer Networking for 2023

WWDA LEAD Peer Networking is returning in February 2023! We are so happy to bring this online networking opportunity via...

Sexual and Reproductive Rights Webinar – Recording now available!

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

WWDA LEAD Mentoring Welcome Packs

The WWDA LEAD Mentoring Program is still taking applications for both mentors and mentees. And as an added bonus, the...
  • Date 20 December 22

WWDA Youth Podcast with Claire Bertholli – Youth Leadership

For our last episode of the series and of the year, guest host Margherita Dall’Occo-Vaccaro interviews Claire Bertholli, a youth...

WWDA Members announced as finalists in National Awards for Disability Leadership!

The National Awards for Disability Leadership are an annual event held by the Disability Leadership Institute. They recently announced their...

2022 WWDA Annual General Meeting

Women with Disabilities (Australia) Incorporated (the “Incorporated Association”) gives notice that the WWDA Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held...
  • Date 28 November 22

WWDA LEAD Leadership Week success!

Last Week the WWDA LEAD Project Team hosted a hybrid (in-person and online) meeting & leadership event for the WWDA...

16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

Each year WWDA joins the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign to call for the prevention and elimination...
  • Date 22 November 22

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...

WWDA LEAD Leadership Week kicks off

This week the WWDA staff have a rare opportunity to come together and hold an in-person and online Leadership Week...

The WWDA LEAD Project has been extended

We are excited to share that due to its overwhelming success, we are extending the WWDA LEAD (Lead, Engage, Activate...

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....

Principle 5 – Nothing about us, without us

Inclusion, not segregation Women with disabilities are experts in knowing what their access and support needs are in the workforce....

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 LEAD Mentoring

Apply now for the WWDA LEAD Mentoring Program!  We’re excited to announce we have launched our new WWDA LEAD mentoring...

Principle 4 – Care for self to care for community

The relationships we have with ourselves, and others are the most important resources that we have.  At Women With Disabilities...

Carolyn appointed to the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s National OPCAT Advisory Group

We are delighted to announce that our CEO, Carolyn Frohmader, has been appointed to the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s National OPCAT (Optional...
  • Date 29 September 22

Join our WWDA LEAD Peer Networking October 19!

This will be our last Peer Networking for 2022! Do you want to connect with other disabled women? Join our...
  • Date 26 September 22

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 3 – Challenging and transforming traditional views of leadership

Women with disabilities are not problems to be ‘fixed’, we are problem solvers.  Women With Disabilities Australia’s (WWDA) LEAD Project’s...

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...