A website by and for women and girls with disability
There are currently over 2 million women and girls with disabilities in Australia. Women and girls with disabilities represent one of the most marginalised and disadvantaged groups in the country. They continue to experience widespread discrimination and violations of their rights and freedoms.
In 2018 Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) received funding through the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Program to create a new ‘virtual centre’ website for women and girls with disabilities.
Our Site was built during 2019, driven by the expertise over 100 women with disability, all eager to empower their community to realise their rights.
Throughout the project, women with disability across Australia participated in a variety in ways, including as part of a Project Steering Committee, Expert Advisory Panel, workshops, user testing story contributions.
Our Site was launched in 2019 at an event at the Australian Human Rights Commission in Sydney.
While it is continually evolving and growing, Our Site primarily provides practical resources and information across five theme areas:
- Human rights
- Leadership and participation
- Decision making and choices
- Sexual and reproductive health and rights
- Safety from all forms of violence.
It also showcases real stories in a variety of formats from over 40 women with disabilities across Australia.