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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

Happy International Women’s Day!

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the...

Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women Releases Initial Findings from Country Visit to Australia

Dubravka Šimonović, the UN Special Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its Causes and Consequences, has completed her official mission...

WWDA Strategic Plan 2017-2021

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is pleased to release our next Strategic Plan for the period 2017 to 2021. Our Strategic Plan...
  • Date 16 February 17

Report: WWDA National Forum for Women and Girls with Disability: Proceedings and Outcomes

The WWDA National Forum for Women and Girls with Disability was held in Melbourne on 6 April 2016, at the...

DPOA Letter of Complaint to ABC News, 12 December 2016

WWDA has prepared and sent the following letter of complaint to the ABC on behalf of Disabled People’s Organisations Australia...
  • Date 13 December 16

WWDA Release New Human Rights Toolkit for Women and Girls with Disability

On the eve of International Human Rights Day, 10th December, WWDA is excited to release our Human Rights Toolkit for...
  • Date 9 December 16

WWDA Annual Report 2015-2016

  WWDA are pleased to release our Annual Report for the 2015-2016 financial year. This Annual Report provides a summary snapshot of...
  • Date 1 December 16

Report on CRPD 10 Years Conference, Seoul, Korea

WWDA has an international reputation as a leader in the promotion of human rights for women and girls with disability....

Media Release: Action urgently needed to stop violence against women with disability

Violence against women with disability occurs at alarming levels in Australia: at least twice the rate of other women. Today,...

International Day to End Violence Against Women 2016

According to the UN Women, one in three women around the world experience violence in their lifetime, often at the...

WWDA Presenting Paper at International Conference Commemorating 10 Years of the CRPD

  This week WWDA Board Member Karin Swift will be presenting at the Disability Arts and Cultural Network International (WWDACN) Conference in...

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...

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