Women with disabilities are amongst the most marginalised and disadvantaged people in the world. The intersection of gender inequality and disability presents a situation of multiple levels of discrimination. We are less likely to be educated, employed and well-housed than almost any other population group. Our Mission is to lead the way for Victorian women with disabilities and improve women’s choices by being a voice for women with disabilities, building partnerships, providing information and educating the community. We focus on those areas which have the biggest impact on women's lives – currently, violence against women with disabilities and access to health care. We also have a secondary focus on parenting rights and employment equality.

News & Events

17.09.2014 WDV is holding an Election Forum on September 30th to ensure that our members are informed about the three major parties policies that relate to women with disabilitites.

31.07.2014 Women with Disabilities Victoria have made a submission to the Australian Senate's Inquiry into Domestic Violence.

25.08.2014 Women with Disabilities Victoria joined Victoria’s leading family violence organisations to put family violence at the top of the 2014 state election agenda. The No More Deaths campaign was launched on Monday, August 25.

15.05.2014 Today we launched our Voices Against Violence Research Project. Visit our Voices Against Violence page for more information and to download an electonic copy of the reports.

Get Involved

 

Applications are now open for our Enabling Women program in Torquay and Gippsland.

Becoming a member Did you know that membership is FREE for women with disabilities? (and only $20 for allies!) Join now! More information about membership can be found here

Tell your story - stories can be a powerful way to influence change. If you would like to share your experience with us please contact our Partnerships & Leadership Officer Jane Oldfield on 03 9286 7807 or at jane.oldfield@wdv.org.au.

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which Women with Disabilities Victoria is located - the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation