Make Renting Fair – Open Letter

January 31, 2019

WWDACT has signed an open letter with 13 other community organisations to call on the ACT government to bolster their proposed rental reforms by amending the Residential Tenancies Act to abolish no cause, unfair evictions. We know that women with disabilities are often faced with challenges in the private rental market, with a CHOICE report

Social Isolation and Violence by Clare Moore

January 21, 2019

This is the script of a speech given by Clare Moore, WWDACT CEO, at the Canberra Women’s March on January 20th, 2019. Please be aware that this speech contains reference to violence, abuse and sexual assault.   Social Isolation and Violence against Women with Disability I am a non-binary, genderqueer person, raised as a woman.

Social Drop-In #1 2019

January 10, 2019

Come and join us for the first Social Drop-In of 2019 on Thursday January 24th from 10:30-12:30 at Vikings Club Erindale (6 Ricardo St, Wanniassa). Social Drop-Ins are a way to meet your community in a low stress, relaxed environment. Please feel free to bring your friends and you don’t need to be a WWDACT

Pitch Your Passion: Call Out for Speakers!

October 25, 2018

Are you a person with a disability or mental illness? Are you between the ages of 16 and 25? Do you want to share your story? Do you want to tell the world about a topic you’re passionate about? Do you have something to say to the world and have just been waiting for the

Pitch Your Passion: Call Out for Performers!

October 25, 2018

Are you a person with a disability or mental illness? Are you between the ages of 16 and 25? Do you sing, dance, act, tell stories or perform poetry? WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! Women with Disabilities ACT (WWDACT) is hosting the inaugural variety show for young people with disabilities, Pitch Your Passion. It

Seeking New Directors

October 17, 2018

WWDACT is SEEKING NEW DIRECTORS WWDACT is offering an opportunity for women, non-binary and feminine identifying people with disabilities in the ACT & region to join our dynamic, innovative Board. Help shape a better future for all ACT women with disabilities. Send your Expression of Interest to ceo@wwdact.org.au by COB October 23 and we will

Vale, Eun Ju

October 9, 2018

The WWDACT Board was saddened last week to hear of the death of fellow WWDACT director, Eun Ju Kim-Baker. Eun Ju was an accomplished advocate for justice, indigenous rights, gender, sexuality and disability. Eun Ju joined us in 2017, and made a significant contribution to our work. Eun Ju identified as transgender and used the

WWDACT Social Drop-In #3

September 18, 2018

Want to meet your community in a low stress, relaxed environment? Come along to one of WWDACT’s Social Drop-Ins to get to know other WWDACT community members. Please feel free to bring your friends – you don’t need to be a WWDACT member to attend. October’s drop in is all about meeting each other –

Disability in the Media by Sue Salthouse

September 13, 2018

WWDACT Chair and Our Watch Ambassador, Sue Salthouse presented this powerful speech to the Our Watch Awards on September 12th, 2018. Find out more about Our Watch at ourwatch.org.au. Please be aware that this post contains discussion of domestic and family violence.   Disability and the media I would like to start this evening by

Who’s Missing? A Discussion on Inclusion and Urban Planning

August 29, 2018

In collaboration with the Molonglo Group, WWDACT Chair, Sue Salthouse will be leading a discussion around inclusion in urban development, particularly for women with disability. It’s time to look around our cities and ask: Who’s missing? Who’s not able to participate? Who isn’t made to feel welcome, and why? Drawing on experience working across women’s