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

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

WWDACT e-Bulletin no 8, 2020 – 13 May 2020

May 13, 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,  Congratulations to all of us that we have come thus far in flattening the curve. It has been good to see that the ACT Government has announced some easing of

WWDACT e-Bulletin no 7, 2020 – 29 April 2020

April 29, 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,  Welcome to another e-bulletin from WWDACT in Isolation. Like you, our staff and board are all working from home, seemingly surrounded by cuddly cats, snuggling dogs, and

WWDACT e-Bulletin no 6, 2020 – 16 April 2020

April 16, 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,  I feel as though we need collective congratulations for all in the ACT for having stayed at home over Easter. It was good to learn that there no new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday 14

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