In early 2016, Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) Project Officer and WWDA Youth Network Manager, Cashelle Dunn, was selected as one of eighteen participants in the Women’s Human Rights Education Institute (WHRI) Intensive Program. During July 2016, Cashelle participated in a pre-intensive Online Learning Program for three weeks. From the 8th to 19th of August 2016, Cashelle attended two- weeks of intensive classes held at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, Canada. During the program all participants created Post- Intensive projects that aim to be implemented in the months after attending WHRI. All participants presented and discussed their proposed projects whilst in Toronto to lecturers and fellow participants. This report has been prepared to highlight Cashelle’s work and experiences during her participation both online and in Toronto. Copyright WWDA 2016.

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA): Submission To The Committee on The Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW): Draft General Recommendation No. 19: Accelerating Elimination of Gender-Based Violence Against Women (September 2016) [PDF] [DOC]

In September 2016 WWDA made a brief submission to the Committee on The Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on the draft update of General Recommendation No. 19 which was developed in 1992. In our submission, WWDA strongly recommended that the CEDAW Draft General Recommendation No.19 [accelerating elimination of gender-based violence against women] make explicit that States are obliged to address all forms of violence against all women – regardless of the setting/place in which it occurs, and regardless of who perpetrates it. Copyright WWDA 2016.