Strengthening Disability Advocacy Conference 2019
Advocacy under pressure

Monday 2 September | NAB The Hall, 700 Bourke Street, Docklands

Leah van Poppel

Photo of Leah van Poppel, Chief Executive Officer, Women with Disabilities Victoria

Chief Executive Officer, Women with Disabilities Victoria

Leah is a woman with a disability and a feminist who is highly respected for her strong track record as a disability rights advocate, working at state and national levels over the last decade. Leah’s strengths include collaborative leadership, governance, advocacy and policy, to which she applies a gender lens.

Apart from being the CEO of Women with Disabilities Victoria, Leah is also the Chair of the National Disability and Carer Alliance, responsible for overseeing the Every Australian Counts campaign to gain national support for the NDIS. She is also a member of the Independent Advisory Council of the NDIS.


It’s a royal to-doo: What can we expect?

Monday 2nd September, 2019: 1:30pm - 2:50pm

The long awaited Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of people with disability is about to kick off. How do disability advocates best support their clients to feel safe in sharing their stories? What have past Royal Commissions taught us about this process?