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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...

Submission: Response to Australia’s Draft Sixth Periodic Report Under the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

In September 2018, WWDA made a submission to the Australian Government in response to their Draft Sixth Periodic Report Under...

UN CRPD and CEDAW Committees Call for Guarantee of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights for Women with Disabilities

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms...

Announcement: Management Committee Changes

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is sad to announce that Karin Swift has stood down from the role of WWDA...

UN Calls on Australia to End Forced Sterilisation

WWDA welcomes UN calls for Australia to abolish forced and coerced sterilisation of women and girls with disability, and people...

Re-advertised: We’re Hiring: Experienced Project Planner Required

We are seeking a highly experienced Project Planner to scope and initiate our Virtual Centre for Women and Girls with...

WWDA Submission to Australia’s Review Under CEDAW

This week the United Nations is reviewing Australia’s compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination...

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – 31 May 2018

Welcome! Here’s the latest news from WWDA. Keep up to date with WWDA on Facebook, Twitter and our Website. Policy...
  • Date 31 May 18

Media Release: Royal Commission Urgently Needed to Shine Light on Violence Against People with Disability

People with disability and our representative organisations are urging the Federal Government to call a Royal Commission into violence and...
  • Date 26 May 18

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia

WWDA News Welcome Here’s the latest updates from Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) Keep up to date with WWDA on...
  • Date 23 April 18

WWDA Performance Report July 2016 to December 2017

Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is pleased to release our Performance Report for the period 1 July 2016 to 31...
  • Date 16 April 18

WWDA Meets with Researcher To Talk Sexual Citizenship and Disability

Last week, founding WWDA member Helen Meekosha met with Dr Julia Bahner, a researcher from the Centre for Disability Studies...

WWDA Survey: Access to Healthcare: Summary Report

In March 2018, WWDA conducted a short survey to ask our members and friends about healthcare accessibility. We’ve compiled a...

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) – 23 March 2018

Welcome Here’s the latest updates from Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) Keep up to date with WWDA on Facebook, Twitter...
  • Date 23 March 18

Happy International Women’s Day 2018

Happy International Women’s Day from all of us at WWDA! Today, we celebrate the generations of women and girls with...

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) – 23 February 2018

Welcome! Here are the latest updates from Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA). Policy and Submissions WWDA contributed further feedback on...
  • Date 23 February 18

WWDA Survey: The Right to Health

What’s your experience of accessing healthcare? We would like to hear from our members and friends about the healthcare accessibility...

Latest News from Women with Disabilities Australia – January 22 2018

New Year Updates from WWDA WWDA has hit the ground running in 2018. We were buoyed by the news just...
  • Date 23 January 18