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

WWDACT e-Bulletin no 12, 2020 – 9 July 2020

July 9, 2020

The WWDACT E-Bulletin, Issue 12/20 is out now. View this e-Bulletin in your browser here. Fill out the form here to subscribe. Message from the Chair Dear Members and Colleagues,  Our sympathies go out to all the people in Victoria who are subject to the next six weeks of strict lockdown. We especially send sympathies to all our sisters with

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.

WWDACT e-Bulletin no 11, 2020 – 24 June 2020

June 25, 2020

The WWDACT E-Bulletin, Issue 11/20 is out now. View this e-Bulletin in your browser here. Fill out the form here to subscribe. Message from the Chair Dear Members and Colleagues,   The strength and magnificence of the 2020 NAIDOC week poster deserves being noted and celebrated this week! We have Perth-dased artist and designer, Tyrown Waigana to thank

WWDACT e-Bulletin no 10, 2020 – 11 June 2020

June 25, 2020

The WWDACT E-Bulletin, Issue 10/20 is out now. View this e-Bulletin in your browser here. Fill out the form here to subscribe. Message from the Chair Dear Members and Colleagues,  In this edition, WWDACT sends all the ACT community a message of peace and respect. We have watched news footage of the murder of George Floyd by

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

WWDACT e-Bulletin no 9, 2020 – 28 May 2020

May 28, 2020

The WWDACT E-Bulletin, Issue 06/20 is out now. View this e-Bulletin in your browser here. Fill out the form here to subscribe. Message from the Chair Dear Members and Colleagues,  What can we do as individuals to reduce the dreadful toll of domestic and family violence (DFV) in our communities? We are being told that the strains