Expert Advisors for Virtual Centre for Women and Girls with Disability

Closing date: March 28, 2019

Women and Girls with Disability Australia (WWDA) has received funding to develop a new Virtual Centre for Women and Girls with Disability. The Virtual Centre will be a one-stop website that provides accessible, relevant and high-quality information and resources for women and girls with disability on their rights to: 1. decision-making and agency 2. leadership … Continued

NDIS workshop for women survey

Closing date: March 31, 2019

Complete a survey to assess the feasibility of workshops about the NDIS for women. Your answers to this survey may help determine whether Women with Disabilities (WDV) hosts a workshop about the NDIS in your local area.

Joint Position Statement on Review of the National Disability Agreement

WWDA has developed a Position Statement which was submitted to the Productivity Commission in order to provide a set of coherent, critical messages that their organisations collectively believe must be understood, and reflected in all aspects of the development and iteration of a new NDA.

A Toolkit for Gender Advocacy

If you’re looking to make a difference in the lives of women by advocating directly to parliamentarians, then this kit is for you. The advice and information you’ll find here is drawn from the wisdom and experiences of parliamentarians and advocates. This is a collection of practical tips and policy building advice that will help you shape policy for the better.

Children and women with disabilities, more likely to face discrimination

“Children with disabilities are among the most marginalised groups in society. If society continues to see the disability before it sees the child, the risk of exclusion and discrimination remains,” Georgina Thompson, a media consultant for UNICEF, told IPS.

Our Right to Safety and Respect

The resource aims to provide women with disabilities information about how to identify violence and abuse and how to get help to feel safe. The resource was made for and with women with disabilities and includes a video and video guide.

Domestic violence victims suffer ‘shocking’ rate of brain injury, report finds

While the victims were most often women, the report found nearly one in three of the victims were children — and one in four of them had sustained a brain injury.
“They’re shocking figures and yet the vast majority of women who experience family violence don’t get medical attention,” said Nick Rushworth, chief executive of Brain Injury Australia.

People accept that I’m gay, but not that I’m disabled

When Jessica Kellgren-Fozard tells people she is gay, they generally smile and certainly don’t challenge her. But they are far less accepting of her, often invisible, disabilities – and sometimes even hostile

The ‘grey’ area for domestic violence victims who have a disability

A disabled woman tried to set her Canberra house on fire because her support provider failed to stop abuse from her housemate for over a year. That’s one of the horror stories Advocacy for Inclusion has heard over the years that shows the additional hurdles victims with a disability face when experiencing domestic violence.

Violence & Disability Quarterly

This quarterly publication highlights projects, resources and research responding to violence against women with disabilities.

Whatever it takes: Access for women with disabilities to domestic and family violence services

This research report aims to help tertiary response services to respond effectively to the needs of women with disabilities. Women with disabilities who have experienced violence seek help and support from tertiary services for similar reasons that other women do, including family and intimate partner abuse, sexual harassment and assault, coercive control, and stalking. However, women with disabilities also experience abuse related to their disability, including institutional violence and denial of provision of essential care

Program empowers women

Cobram Community House business development co-ordinator Sally Bate said the Enabling Women program was now up and running and providing a positive boost for the women involved.