Intersections of gender and disability workshops


Date and time: Mon 20th Nov, 2017 - Thu 23rd Nov, 2017, 10:00am -4:00pm, 10:00am -4:00pm

Venue: Lifeworks Meeting room,  Level 1, 255 Bourke Street Melbourne 

Cost: $30 (ex GST)

These one day workshops aim to strengthen your awareness in the prevention of violence against women with disabilities and assist you to align your work with violence prevention frameworks. Women with Disabilities experience at least twice the rate of violence as women without disabilities and have high levels of disadvantage across all measures of social and economic participation … Continued

International Conference “The Role of Human Rights Research: Current Challenges and Future Opportunities” 


Date and time: Mon 27th Nov, 2017,

Venue: University of Padova Aula Nievo, Palazzo del Bo Italy

Cost: see registration information for details

The event aims primarily at delving into the various facets of the broader debate on the potential and limits of current and future human rights research from different disciplinary perspectives, and at providing an original contribution to discuss and improve the policy- and action-oriented effectiveness of human rights research. Confirmed key-note speakers include: professor Todd Landman, University of … Continued

Advocacy Sector Conversations Forum


Date and time: Tue 28th Nov, 2017, 11:00am - 4:00pm

Venue: Queen Victoria Women's Centre Victoria Room Level 4/210 Lonsdale Street Melbourne

This forum series provides a space for advocates to gain practical information and share knowledge by participating in topical, interactive sessions. It’s more imperative than ever to keep abreast with the ever changing disability services and supports landscape to understand the impact this will have on the practice of disability advocacy.   Agenda Disability Advocacy … Continued

Accessible Public Transport Forum


Date and time: Tue 28th Nov, 2017, 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Venue: Ross House Jenny Florence Room Level 3, 247 Flinders Lane Melbourne

Help us understand the experiences of people with disabilities using public transport. Whether you use public transport regularly, rely on taxis or use private transport, we want to hear from you!  This is your first opportunity to have your say in the DRC’s Accessible Transport Project.

Melbourne Through The Eyes of a Friend


Date and time: Wed 29th Nov, 2017, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Venue: Ross House Hayden Raysmith Room, Fourth Floor 247 Flinders Lane Melbourne

You are invited to this spectacular event to celebrate  International Day of Disability. This event  features the launch of a photographic exhibition, screening of a new film ‘From Invisibility to Inclusion’  and you’ll hear the’ Melbourne through the Eyes of a Friend song for the very first time. Free lunch included. RSVP essential.

Bridging our Diversities – 8th International Conference on Human Rights Education


Date and time: Thu 30th Nov, 2017, 9.30am

Venue: Concordia University Sir George Williams Campus 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3G 1M8

Cost: See registration information for details

The International Conference on Human Rights Education (ICHRE) is the forum for practitioners, policy-makers and academics to explore innovative education solutions to global challenges. This 3.5-day conference will assemble participants from all over the world for practical workshops and insightful sessions featuring the latest tools, knowledge and good practices in human rights education. The Conference will be … Continued

Free & Equal


Date and time: Thu 30th Nov, 2017, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm AEDT

Venue: Queen Victoria Women's Centre  Victoria Room, Level 4 210 Lonsdale Street  Melbourne, VIC 3000

Free & Equal is a celebration of women with disabilities featuring performances from special guests, the presentation of the Brenda Gabe Leadership Award and a showcasing of some resources WDV have been developing to empower women with disabilities.