More Voices, More Representation at International Women’s Day

Fill in our 2024 survey now to share your experiences of International Women’s Day! In 2024, we want to help create an International Women’s Day that has greater intersectional representation to help change the narrative. By driving constructive and community-led action on providing platforms to more intersectional voices this IWD, we aim to help IWD … Continued

There is overwhelming gender bias in the NDIS – and the review doesn’t address it

The review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) released last month included welcome recommendations to better support First Nations people, understand culturally diverse concepts of disability and care, and advocacy for LGBTIQ+ people. The review acknowledges women with disability face barriers to access support and efforts to understand their experiences need to be accelerated.

Report: Urgent Need for Inclusive Domestic Violence Services for Disabled Women

A new report from People with Disability Australia (PWDA) has revealed the significant barriers women and children with disability face when accessing domestic and family violence services. The report, produced as part of the national peak body’s Building Access Project, outlines the roadmap forward to ensure these essential services are safe, inclusive and accessible to … Continued

Disability advocacy and the family violence response system

Disability Advocates are highly likely to identify family violence or receive disclosures of experiences of violence in their work. Rates of violence against people with disabilities are around twice as high as across the general population. Yet the links between the disability advocacy sector and the family violence response system is not clear. This short … Continued

The untold stories of Victorian women with disability brought to light

From the Outskirts host Liz Wright sat down with Talking Disability journalist David McManus Jr to share more about the upcoming podcast launch Key points From the Outskirts has a planned launch for September 9, 2023, across podcast streaming platforms The series is intended to highlight the lived experience of women with disability across rural and … Continued

Supporting Women With Disabilities Into Secure Work

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting women with disabilities to secure work in the health, social and disability service sectors, recognising the wealth of lived experience women with disabilities can bring to these industries.

Ending the postcode lottery: Addressing barriers to sexual, maternity and reproductive healthcare in Australia

Under Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021–2031, federal, state, and territory governments have committed to improving health services to create better health outcomes for people with disability.  Notwithstanding this, it was brought to the committee’s attention that people with disability continue to face a range of barriers including accessing appropriate, accessible, responsive and equitable reproductive health services and education.

Funding To Stop Violence Against Women With Disabilities

Workers in the family violence prevention and disability sectors will be better equipped with the skills to prevent violence against women with disabilities thanks to a funding boost to Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV).

National Strategy to Achieve Gender Equality

Closing date: April 19, 2023

The Government is developing the National Strategy to Achieve Gender Equality. Gender equality impacts everyone.  Over the years, Australia has made great progress towards gender equality.  However, there is also evidence that in a number of areas progress is slowing or stalled. It is clear that gender inequality is holding women back. Consultation is now open.  Diverse voices are encouraged to complete a survey or make a submission to  help the government  understand what priorities and actions you think would achieve gender equality in Australia. 

New Harassment Service for DDLS

Sexual harassment/discrimination for women in the workplace Are you a woman who has been subjected to sexual harassment or discrimination in the workplace? Do you have a disability – or do you think you have acquired a disability or illness due to your treatment?  Not sure? Call us. DDLS has commenced as of January 2023 … Continued