This Paper was presented by Sue Salthouse on behalf of Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) at the ANU Conference ‘Historical Moments: The View from the WNGOs’, 29-30 November 2011, Canberra. The paper examines WWDA’s use of international human rights instruments to advance an advocacy campaign nationally and internationally. Domestically, it considers the effect on WWDA of the current national evaluation of the not-for-profit sector; comments on WWDA’s interactions with its funding body; and conjectures on the possible effects of social media on government interactions with civil society. Copyright WWDA November 2011.