WWDACT ACT Election Platform 2020

August 3, 2020

WWDACT is the representative body for women, girls, non-binary and feminine identifying people with disabilities in the ACT. With the ACT election coming up in October 2020, we are seeking commitments from the candidates in the 5 areas of our strategic plan to support access and inclusion in the ACT community. WWDACT calls on all

Family Notice – Sue Salthouse

July 28, 2020

Sue was a wonderful stepmother to Karyn, Ruth and Alex, mum to Luisa, grandmother to Jenara and Yilani, and mother-in-law to Adam, Ta and Chris. We thank everyone for respecting our privacy as we grieve and collect ourselves, and plan how we celebrate Sue’s life with her family, friends, fellow activists, and colleagues. There will

In Memory of Sue Salthouse

July 27, 2020

Written by: Christina Ryan, CEO, Disability Leadership Institute and Carolyn Frohmader, CEO, Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) Good leaders build more leaders. Sue Salthouse’s legacy was building leaders. She was associated with many organisations, sat on numerous boards and committees, was passionate about multiple causes; however, throughout that work Sue was developing others to be

Parenting Project Officer

July 20, 2020

WWDACT is seeking a part-time project officer (1 day per week) to run our new parenting peer support group! This group will support each other to navigate barriers to parenthood as women* with disabilities. The project officer will find participants for the program, connect with community services who can support them (including the NDIS) and

Media Release: New Report Illustrates Experiences of COVID-19 for Women with Disabilities

July 6, 2020

A new report released today by Women With Disabilities ACT (WWDACT), shows how difficult the COVID-19 pandemic has been for women with disabilities in the Canberra region. “66% of women with disability said they did not know where to seek help with accessing health care during this time.” said C Moore, Chief Executive Officer, WWDACT.

Crimes (Offences Against Vulnerable People) Legislation Amendment Bill 2020

June 25, 2020

The ACT government has introduced a bill to protect people with disabilities from violence and neglect through an amendment to the Crimes Act. WWDACT supports the introduction of such offences and increased legal protection for people with disabilities. We are seeking our members feedback on the bill by July 6th 2020. Please read this information sheet (please note

Tell us how COVID-19 has affected you

May 19, 2020

WWDACT is conducting a survey to gather responses about your experiences during COVID-19. This is an opportunity to have your say about the impact of COVID-19 on your life, as well as provide feedback on what you need and what has been most helpful during this time. Your responses are incredibly valuable. The responses gathered

COVID-19 Project Officer

April 9, 2020

WWDACT is looking for a short-term project officer to help us with our communications, consultation and advocacy during COVID-19. We are looking for someone who has experience in community surveys and analysis, social media and systemic advocacy. This position will be working from home using Microsoft Office 365 and other cloud based software, so IT

Notice of WWDACT AGM – 29 November 2019

October 30, 2019

30/10/19 Dear WWDACT Members,   Notice of Women with Disabilities ACT Annual General Meeting   The Women with Disabilities ACT (WWDACT) ABN 74 908 530 982 Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday the 29th of November 2019 from 6:30pm to 7pm on level 4 of the Marie Reay Teaching Building, 155 University Ave,

Volunteer Opportunity: Health Position Paper

August 22, 2019

WWDACT is looking for a volunteer to write a position paper on Health and Wellbeing for women, girls, non-binary and feminine identifying people with disabilities in the ACT. Availability of appropriate health services is a major issue for many of our members, and we’d like to write a paper on the Ideal Health System, considering