Board Governance Officer

Closing date: March 14, 2022

The Board Governance Officer will work closely with the CEO to oversee the day-to-day administrative requirements and compliance obligations of the WDV Board.

Women with disability twice as likely to suffer violence and abuse

A new groundbreaking report has revealed alarmingly high rates of violence experienced by women and girls with disabilities, with 65 per cent having experienced violence.  Our Watch and Women with Disabilities Victoria has found women and girls with disabilities are twice as likely to experience physical and sexual violence compared to able bodied women and girls.
Guest: Jen Hargrave, Senior Policy Officer at Women with Disabilities Victoria

Understanding Disability

This video introduces 6 keystones for understanding disability. By putting them in place, we can work together for a more inclusive and equitable society.

Prevention of violence against women with disabilities micro-webinar series

The online self-paced 2-part micro-course explores violence against women with disabilities. The first course increases awareness of the impact of violence against women with disabilities and the second course introduces prevention of violence against women with disabilities. The aim is to assist the disability, prevention, social services, and government workforces to understand how easily violence against women with disabilities can occur and what actions you can take to prevent it. 

Domestic violence services need training in disability access, say advocates

About 47% of adults with disability have experienced violence, yet the lack of accessible and inclusive services makes escaping violence extremely difficult for women with disability. Researcher within the Disability Health Unit, at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Jen Hargrave, says this problem is unfortunately common for people with disability. 

Women and girls with disabilities: Share your stories with us

Closing date: June 17, 2019

We all have a story to tell.
Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is looking for stories from women and girls with disability to showcase on the new Virtual Centre for Women and Girls with Disabilities.