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Voices Against Violence Launch

Our pioneering research project, Voices Against Violence, was launched on the 15th of May by Natasha Stott Despoja AM, Ambassador for Women and Girls and Chair, Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children.

Image of Natasha Stott Despoja holding the Voices Against Violence research papers

“The Voices against Violence research highlights that when sex discrimination is coupled with disability discrimination, women with disabilities are at an incredibly elevated risk of violence. However, this research also holds the promise of what might be done to stop this violence from happening in the first place - otherwise known as primary prevention of violence against women."  Ms. Stott Despoja

Over 200 people from peak family violence, sexual assault, disability, mental health, aged care, legal and government organisations gathered at Hotel Ibis, Melbourne, for the launch.
Voices Against Violence is two-year research project undertaken by Women with Disabilities Victoria, in partnership with the Office of the Public Advocate and the Domestic Violence Resources Centre Victoria. The findings are published in seven reports.

These are women’s stories, real stories from real women. They reveal the depth of our failure as a society to provide a safe environment for women with a disability, and when that fails, to provide a just and supportive response so that women are again safe.

The project reports on the extent and nature of violence against women with disabilities in Victoria. As well as interviews with women with disabilities about their experiences of violence, it includes an overview of current issues, a review of legislative protections, a review of the records of OPA and interviews with its staff and volunteers.

Virginia Geddes, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria’s Executive Director, said, “Recent public discussion about violence against women shows that the community expects governments to take action to protect women and children from violence. This research shows clearly what needs to be done. We call on the Premier Denis Napthine to show leadership in addressing the many barriers to justice and safety faced by women experiencing violence and in particular by women with disabilities."

The project has provided a rare and valued opportunity for Victorian women with disabilities to share their experiences of violence, to describe the support they received and to relate their experiences of the justice system. Importantly, women also provided recommendations for changes to the way the family violence service system supports women with disabilities.

Image of Voices Against Violence logoAt the launch a panel of speakers summarised the findings which are contained in the seven reports. The panel comprised: 
Fiona Guthrie (Member, Women with Disabilities Victoria),
Lucy Healey (University of Melbourne),
Delanie Woodlock (Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria), and
Magdalena McGuire and John Chesterman (Office of the Public Advocate).

The Public Advocate, Colleen Pearce, echoed the reports' findings and has called for an expansion of the powers of the Public Advocate to investigate allegations of violence, abuse, exploitation or neglect.

Ms Pearce said, "We get calls every week about abuse, violence, neglect and exploitation relating to people in their own homes or in nursing homes but we can't investigate them. Women with disabilities and mental illness are, arguably at even greater risk of violence in their own homes but we are very limited in what we can do."

Fiona McCormack (CEO, Domestic Violence Victoria) and Estelle Fyffe (Chair, National Disability Services Victoria) responded to the findings from the perspective of the Family Violence and Disability sectors, enforcing the importance of cross-sector collaboration to create change.

WDV's Executive Director Keran Howe closed the event by saying, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." 

WDV Updates

Voices Against Violence Reports Now Available


The seven reports from our Voices Against Violence Research Project are now available for purchase or download via our website.

Key findings of the reports include:
  • Women with disabilities experience violence to a higher degree and for longer periods of time than women in the general population.
  • Women experience a wide range of violence throughout their lives, in a variety of settings.
  • Sexism and ableism intersect and increase the risk of violence for women with disabilities.
  • Stereotypes of ‘disability’ contribute to the reasons why women with disabilities are targeted.
  • Social isolation can limit the opportunities for women to seek help.
  • Aboriginal women with a disability experience particular barriers to safety.
  • The service and justice systems are difficult to navigate and responses were often poor.
  • Women with disabilities do not have adequate access to safe, appropriate and affordable housing.
  • When services and organisations tailored their responses to the specific needs of women with disabilities who have experienced violence it led to better outcomes for women.
  • Violence against women is preventable. There is considerable scope for governments and communities to prevent violence before it occurs
21 recommendations were developed from the findings, they can be read in Paper 1: Summary Report and Recommendations.

The seven reports include:
  1. Summary and Recommendations
  2. Current Issues in Understanding and Responding to Violence Against Women with Disabilities
  3. A Review of the Legislative Protections Available to Women with Disabilities who have Experienced Violence in Victoria
  4. A Review of the Public Advocate's Records on Violence Against Women with Disabilities
  5. Interviews with Staff and Volunteers from the Office of the Public Advocate
  6. Hearing from Women with Disabilities
  7. Easy English Summary.

Read the reports:
Read the 7 Voices Against Violence reports free online 
Order print copies of the 7 Voices Against Violence reports
order print copies ($20 each or $100 for the set).
There are three ways to order print copies:
Order online: 
Phone: 03 9286 7800


Program update: Disability Workforce Development

A Train the Trainer program is now under-way for our Gender and Disability Workforce Development Program. A diversity of women with disabilities and professional trainers have been recruited from the Women with Disabilities Victoria membership, women’s health services, violence response services, legal, disability and community organisations across Victoria.

Trainers will co-facilitate the delivery of a gender and disability training package to disability service managers and support workers in two pilot sites. The training is titled 'Human Rights & Quality Services: What does gender have to do with it?'. 

A peer education program will also be developed and delivered along side this to people using services of organisations being trained in the pilot sites. These initiatives form Stage Two of the program and run with funding from the Victorian Government.

Enquiries: Fofi Christou
Gender Equity Training Coordinator
Women with Disabilities Victoria
Level 9, 255 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Phone: 9286 7805



Colleen Hartland MP speech: Violence against women with disabilities must end.

Colleen Hartland's Speech in Parliament 28th May 2014
"Last week I attended the launch of the Voices Against Violence initiative. This research project has been led by Women with Disabilities Victoria in partnership with the Office for the Public Advocate and the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria. It found that women with disabilities experience violence to a higher degree and for longer than women in the general population, with stereotypes of disability contributing to this preventable violence. 
The Voices Against Violence research highlights that when sex discrimination is coupled with disability discrimination, women with disabilities are at an elevated risk of violence.
Evidence about the drivers of violence against women shows that the answer to preventing this violence lies in addressing the norms and behaviours that support rigid gender roles, gender stereotyping and gender inequality. The good news is that the norms and behaviours enabled by gender inequality can be changed.
I congratulate the groups on this project.
This is such an incredibly important piece of research, and I encourage all members of Parliament to examine and understand this issue. I was moved to hear the women’s stories. They reveal the depth of our failure as a society to provide a safe environment for women with disabilities and, following that failure, to provide a just and supportive response so that women are again safe."


Media Release: Family violence refuge funding gets approval

Friday 23 May 2014

·         Coalition Government provides $3 million for new family violence refuge
·         New Annie North refuge to double capacity of existing facility
·         Building a better Victoria for vulnerable members of our community

A new family violence refuge centre will be built in Bendigo with Premier
Denis Napthine and Minister for Housing Wendy Lovell today announcing that
the Coalition Government is committing $3 million for the project.

Dr Napthine said the Department of Human Services capital committee met
earlier this week and recommended the Annie North refuge project receive
funding to progress to the construction stage.

“Annie North provides an important service supporting women and children
experiencing family violence through crisis accommodation, transition
accommodation and assistance in establishment funding for housing," Dr
Napthine said.

“The new Annie North refuge will be built on government owned land and
will double the capacity of the existing facility.

“It will provide a safe and secure facility in a supportive environment
for vulnerable women and children who are escaping from family violence.

Ms Lovell said while the existing facility had served the community well,
the new Annie North refuge would provide a more modern and more
comfortable setting for those in need.

“The current property is more than 100 years old and, while it provides
shared living arrangements for up to three families, it does not currently
meet the needs of women and children who are in crisis or those with
physical disabilities.”

Members for Northern Victoria Damian Drum and Amanda Millar both welcomed
the funding.

“While it is regrettable that such services are required in our community,
I’m pleased that this funding will lead to better outcomes for women and
children," Mr Drum said.

"This facility will deliver a supportive environment and will assist in
eliminating the isolation women can often feel in these situations,” Ms
Millar said.

Mary Wooldridge MP
State Member for Doncaster
Minister for Mental Health
Minister for Community Services
Minister for Disability Services and Reform

2/1020 Doncaster Road
Doncaster East 3109
ph) 9841 5166



Webinar: Preparing for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Thursday 5 June 2014 from 1:00 – 2:00pm (AEST)

The sixth NDIS webinar brings together participants and carers from the 2013 NDIS trial sites to share their experiences accessing the Scheme.

Participants will share their advice on how best to prepare for the NDIS and discuss and respond to questions from the online audience. This timely discussion will assist people preparing to enter the Scheme in new and expanding trial sites across Australia.
Access all NDIS webinars, including the most recent webinar ‘Meet the Governors of the National Disability Insurance Scheme’, on the NDIA website.

The NDIA invites people with disability, family members, carers, advocates, support providers and community members to join the discussion online and contribute to the conversation. The webinar comprises audio, visual, live captioning and Auslan to make it as widely accessible as possible.

Take part in the conversation by submitting questions and comments via Twitter using the hashtag #NDISWEBINAR or via the Livechat facility.

Register: or phone 1800 800 110. Visit their  website for more information.

Human Rights 

Federal budget 2014: Disability Discrimination Commissioner role cut

In April Women with Disabilities Victoria, DV Vic, DVRCV, Women’s Health West, Women’s Legal Service and the Federation of CLCs wrote to Attorney General George Brandis QC in support for continuation of a specific Disability Discrimination Commissioner.

ABC's PM reports on the One commissioner role cut from Human Rights Commission and the consequential losses for Australia's disability rights movement.

MARK COLVIN: One of the less publicised aspects of the federal budget is the axing of the disability discrimination commissioner position from the Human Rights Commission.

The current disability discrimination commissioner is Graeme Innes. He says the scrapping of the role will have dire consequences for the disability community in Australia.

GRAEME INNES: There's a very great need for continued advocacy in the sector, but when you take this in conjunction with the fact that the ABC Ramp Up site is being de-funded, significant welfare cuts to people with disabilities, no job plan for people with disabilities... the only highlight is the continuing rollout of the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme), but other than that, disability is clearly a low priority for this Government.

NANCE HAXTON: A spokesman for the Attorney General says the number of portfolios will be maintained, although which Commissioner will take responsibility for disability has not yet been negotiated with the Human Rights Commission president Professor Gillian Triggs.

But current disability discrimination commissioner Graeme Innes says the rights of people with a disability cannot be properly represented without a specific commissioner.

GRAEME INNES: The work that the commission is able to do in this area without the expertise of a commissioner will be severely limited. It means that the rollout of the access to justice report won't be able to occur from the commission's point of view and all of the other commission activities on transport buildings, education, elections - all of the things in which the commission is involved.

NANCE HAXTON: The access to justice report had been worked on for a few years, hadn't it? And it was all about giving people with a disability better access to the justice system.

GRAEME INNES: Yes, that's right. People who are offenders or alleged offenders, but also who are victims of violence and victims of crime who have disabilities don't get equal access in the justice system. And we made some recommendations towards that, but now we won't be able to be involved in the roll-out of those recommendations.

So it'll be up to state governments to take those actions, and to the disability sector itself, the private sector, and non government organisations to continue the advocacy." Hear and read the full story. 

Elizabeth Broderick, Australia's Sex Discrimination Commissioner, and Graeme Innes, Australia's Disability Discrimination Commissioner wrote about the need to "...start taking whatever steps we can to ensure that women and girls with disability can enjoy what, after all, is their fundamental human right of freedom from violence, exploitation and abuse." Read their opnion piece for The Drum titled, Protecting women and girls with disability., 27th November 2013.

In the Media:

Ramp Up Article: Graeme Innes, the Disability Discrimination Commissioner, says sector will suffer without dedicated representative

Ramp Up article 'Disability discrimination to end on June 30?' by PWDA President Craig Wallace.


Bust the Budget: Disability Support and Rights March

People with Disabilities have been left behind far too long.

Now more than ever we need to stand together and say we need our pensions protected, our health care protected, we deserve the supports to participate in society, to afford to live independently and dare I say it HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE PAID EMPLOYMENT and not be judged.

Now the Coalition want to slow our pension increases to CPI rather than wage increases, destroy Medicare by charging us $7 GP tax, pathology, hospital emergency fees and it will only get worse.

Then there is the axing of Ramp UP and the role of Disability Discrimination Commissioner.

They are are removing these vital platforms for us to have a voice and be heard which will marginalize us even more.

We need to protect our voice and be heard for future generations.

So if you are a person with a disability, a parent of someone with a disability, a carer or support worker, come to this march.
When: 11th July
Time: 5:30pm
Where: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston Street Melbourne

For more information contact Riki Domagalski: or phone 0424077942
or Michael McNeill or phone 0415093465
Facebook event:


Employment and Training 

Building Brighter Futures Program

Earlier this year the Building Brighter Futures Program was run at WIRE Women's Information.

The program has been very successful with 11 women out of 14 currently completing the program. Participants have reported gaining confidence in their skills as a job seeker and as an employee. WIRE are particularly proud that women are telling them they are taking the learnings and skills they are gaining from the course to other parts of their life.

Because of the program's success, WIRE and BAWN are offering women an opportunity to participate in their second delivery of Building Brighter Futures which will commence in July 2014. 
The Building Brighter Futures Program is a 17-week employment program that offers participants the opportunity to

  • Learn about their strengths  
  • Set meaningful goals for themselves
  • Learn about self-management and wellness
  • Create meaningful career and education pathways
  • Create their own resumes that can be adapted to best suit specific position descriptions
  • Learn in a space where women's needs are respected and understood
WIRE are inviting interested women to be part of the only Building Brighter Futures program tailored to meet the women's needs. Come to one of two our Building Brighter Futures orientation sessions on:
10am–11am WED 18th June  OR 10am–11am TUES 24th June
at WIRE 372 Spencer Street, West Melbourne Map

Read this flyer for more information about Building Brighter Futures including eligibility for a government-funded position. If you have any queries or would like to book in to an orientation session please do not hesitate to contact Julie Kun (WIRE) 9348 9416 (option 8).


Advocacy, Leadership and Representation

Petition to save ABC Ramp Up 

Preserve the ABC Ramp Up website. The only consistent voice for people with disability in the mainstream media.

People with Disability Australia (PWDA) calls on the ABC and the Federal Government to preserve the ABC Ramp Up website which is the only consistent voice for people with disability in the mainstream media.  Cuts in the 2014 Federal Budget mean the ABC will see the cessation of funding for the online disability website, ABC Ramp Up by the end of this financial year (June 2014). 

Failing funding from the Federal Government, we call on the ABC to continue to provide a voice for people with disability through the national broadcaster – a task consistent with its charter which includes a remit to reflect the diversity of the Australian community who fund the ABC from public money.  

People with disability are around 20% of the community and deserve a voice in our ABC.  Since its launch in 2010, the ABC Ramp Up website and its editor Stella Young have been a sparking, vibrant and refreshing voice for disability in a media landscape devoid of genuine disability voices.  It has told stories with power, empathy and compassion and has enabled a stable of growing young writers with disability to develop their passion for writing. 

For more information visit:


Melbourne based woman with a disability to represent Australia at New York Conference of State Parties.

Women with Disabilities Australian (WWDA) member, Cashelle Dunn, will be representing women with disabilities at the Seventh Session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, to be held in New York, 10-12 June 2014. The themes for the COSP this year are: 1) Incorporating the CRPD provisions into the post-2015 development agenda; 2) Youth with disabilities; and 3) National implementation and monitoring.
Cashelle, who is 24 years old and lives in Melbourne, is very committed to representing young women with disabilities at the COSP, and advocating for the promotion and protection of the human rights of girls and young women with disabilities – particularly around issues such as violence; sexual and reproductive rights; access to justice; equality before the law; education, employment and more. 
Congratulations to Cashelle on her selection as a member of the Australian NGO delegation to the Seventh Session of the COSP, and looks forward to Cashelle’s reports from New York. Cashelle will attend a Workshop in Sydney next week to meet the other COSP delegates and participate in preparatory work with the group.
WWDA also takes this opportunity to thank the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) for providing funding support to the successful COSP delegates, under the AHRC Disability International Participation Funding Program.
More information on the COSP can be found at: 


Nominations open for Sally Isaac Award

Nominations invited for the 2014 Sally Isaac Award, which includes a $10,000 educational scholarship. 

The Sally Isaac Memorial Scholarship Fund Award is for women 35 years and under who demonstrate achievement and commitment to improving community life through:

  • Local Government
  • Social Justice
  • Aboriginal affairs and reconciliation
  • Arts and music
  • Community health
  • Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Urban planning
  • The environment

The winner receives a $10,000 educational scholarship. Nominees must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.  

Nominations for the 2014 award close on 16 June and the winner will be announced at the LGPro Women’s Network Dinner to be held on Thursday 24 July at Melbourne Park Function Centre. 

For further information and to nominate visit:

Social Inclusion and Accessibility

 Lonely Planet’s Accessible Melbourne project.

Lonely Planet are seeking feedback to help feedback to help them  include the most interesting and fun places in Melbourne for all travellers. They have loaded into a microsite a selection of places from the latest Lonely Planet Melbourne guide.

This is your opportunity to make Accessible Melbourne a great resource for all travellers and locals and to share your valuable insights into the accessibility of Melbourne.

  • You don’t need to provide a review of a restaurant's food or a gallery’s paintings – the Lonely Planet authors have already done that for us – they only need your accessibility expertise.
  • If you have any comments or questions about the project in general please contact
  • If want to suggest something you think is missing from the list or send them your personal favourite places in Melbourne to visit, please do so.
  • The feedback form has two questions that must be answered in order to successfully complete and submit the form:
  • You must provide your email address in order to submit the form. This is not so we can send you annoying promo emails in the future; it is to satisfy boring legal requirements.
  • You must also answer the ‘Contributor details’ question. Answering this question will help us refine the data.
  • If you would like to be credited for your help in the finished book please also provide us with your full name or preferred nom de plume.

You can add your contribution or find out more information here:


Denver University Sexuality and Disability Survey

Volunteers are sought to participate in a study on the sexual experiences of people with disabilities as part of a study.

The study examines levels of sexual satisfaction and definitions of sexual activities in people with physical disabilities.

The study is being conducted by Shanna K. Kattari, M.Ed, ACS, who is a Doctoral student at the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver, and a board certified sexologist. The results of the study will be used to learn more about the sexual experiences of people with physical disabilities.

The study consists of a 10-20 minute online anonymous survey.

To qualify for the study, you must be 18 years of age or older, have one or more physical disabilities (self-defined, and can include chronic pain).

Why participate?

You can:

-Help a doctoral candidate;

-Increase knowledge and understanding around sexuality and disability;

-Provide information to create an ability inclusive sexual satisfaction scale;

-Spend some time thinking about your own experiences of sexuality 

If you would like a copy of the results of the study, the researcher will be happy to provide one for you.

If you are interested in participating, please visit the survey here:  

If you have questions or need further information, please email 

This study has been approved by the University of Denver Institutional Review Board #590570

Out and About - Accessible Events

Write-ability Salon at EWF

Emerging Writers Festival logo

Presented by: Carly Findlay with six emerging writers

Writers with disability take over The Salon during the Emerging Writers’ Festival. This poignant and political event will showcase stories from six emerging writers: Kate Hood, Leisa Prowd, Jax Brown, Giovanni Dimase, Michelle Roger and Felice Vaiani.

Following a series of advocacy and life-writing workshops for writers with disability, the Write-ability Salon will unearth the sort of unique and powerful stories that usually go untold.

When: Sunday 1 June 2014
6:15PM - 8:00PM
Where: The Performance Space Level 2, The Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

Auslan interpreted event.

Drinks available for purchase.

For more information about Write-ability, email Fiona 

This event is supported by the City of Melbourne 2014 Arts Grant Program and is presented in collaboration with Arts Access Victoria and the Emerging Writers' Festival.

Bookings: Book online now 


Quippings Disability and Deaf Performance Night

Image of performers from Quippings

Quippings is non-normative space where we, the crips, beautiful freaks, body revolutionaries, non-normative body activists and those with minds who think and see outside the confines of the expected, the boring and the ‘normal’ take to the stage and take up some space, PROUDLY and with passion!

Queers, poets, performers and those looking for something delightfully and unashamedly different and subversive this is an event not to be missed! So come along! Bring your laughter and your friends. 

Quippings shows are unashamedly sexy and subversive and this line-up is set to titillate and entertain you! 

In this show they will be speaking back to the her/history of people with non-normative bodies being part of freak shows/side shows. 

Performers will also be exploring how freak has been reclaimed by the disability rights movement as a pride term. Speaking back to freak aims to showcase works in progress for Quippings up and coming Melbourne fringe show, Quippings: Freaktastic Fringe, which will be under the famous Spiegeltent in October. 

June's line-up includes: 

Kate Hood is a writer, actor and disability advocate. She has had a rich 30 year career as an able-bodied performer in theatre, musical theatre, film and television, starring in Prisoner and major theatrical productions. 

Andy Jackson is a Melbourne poet. His book Among the regulars was shortlisted for the 2010 Kenneth Slessor Prize. He has performed at literary events and arts festivals in Australia, India, USA and Ireland. He blogs about bodies and identity at 

Monika Dryburgh is a youngish Melbournian nerdy multiply mostly-invisibly disabled linguaphile bricoleur. She has studied: Psychology / Neuroscience / Linguistics / German / Gender Studies and if that isn’t enough she is currently attempting an interdisciplinary PhD thesis about the lived experience of fatigue in chronic illness from: sociology of sleep theory / feminist sensibilities / disability research ethics / personal experience.

Electric Vixen (formerly known under many pseudonyms) gets around. She's a spoken word artist, author, professional groupie, Dominant kinkster, blogger, disability and sexuality activist, who likes it any way she can get it. Love is it. 

Kath Duncan is a proud freak and will be get’n her beautiful freak on in a way that guaranteed to warm you up as she takes over the stage! 

DEATH RAY is a long-time crazy mad artist, spoken, written and sung word performer, who has a never been the kind to shut up and sit down. She identifies as feminist, polyamourous, pansexual, and kinked. She lives with C-PTSD, CFS, Fibromyalgia, her darling genderfluid husband, a cat, a dog, and 997 dragons. 

Carly Findlay writer, blogger, speaker, appearance activist and lover. She writes a very successful blog about living with Ichthyosis and visible difference.

Naomi Chainey is a feminist/atheist/leftist/disability rights activist with access to community broadcasting. She came on board the disability rights movement in 2008 when she began working with Grit Media, three years after being diagnosed with ME/CFS. 

Bearbrass Asylum Orchestra  first met in solitary confinement at the Bearbrass Asylum for the Criminally Insane. Since their escape they have dedicated their lives to proving that people with disabilities can be just as drug-fucked, sexually promiscuous and debauched as anyone else. Their debut music video, “Welcome” won the Judge’s Choice Award in the 2013 Focus on Ability Short Film Competition and was the theme song for 3CR’s coverage of the 2013 International Day of People with Disability.

When: Saturday June 14th
Where: Hares and Hyenas 63 Johnson Street Fitzroy
Time: Doors open at 7:30 pm and the show starts at 8 pm sharp!
Tickets: $12 full /$10 concession (tickets available online soon, or at the door)

This event is fully wheelchair accessible AND Auslan interpreted. 
This event is proudly supported by the City of Yarra.

Like the Quippings Facebook page to keep up to date with all their happenings! 
Twitter: @Quippingsgroup

Just for fun

WDV member Leisa Prowd interviews Hollywood actor  Peter Dinklage

Stella Young's TedX Sydney talk

Cherchez la Femme Podcast Feminism and Disability

FHS Fightback: A feminist resource kit designed by students


Get involved, become a member!

“I'm on this path but I've been a bit lost. I felt like I was a solo singer but now I feel like I've got a choir.”  WDV member

What does it mean to become a member of WDV?

Members can contribute to Women with Disabilities Victoria in the following ways:
  • Become involved in one of our leadership programs designed to promote sharing leadership skills.
  • Sharing information with other women through our e-newsletter and email bulletins.
  • Representing women with disabilities on Boards, Committees and forums. These opportunities are circulated to members who have an interest in a particular field.
  • Contributing to government submissions, representations to government and organisations and presentation of conference papers.

There are two types of membership:

Full membership is available to women with disabilities in Victoria. Full membership is free.

Associate membership is open to individuals and/or organisations supportive of the aims of Women with Disabilities Victoria and enables exchange of knowledge, and participation with Women with Disabilities Victoria and its members. Associate membership is $20 for individuals and $50 for organisations (this includes GST).
For more information about membership, visit our website or email
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