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
02.06.2014 Fair Agenda - what the budget means for women with disabilities. Your chance to share your thoughts on how the budget will affect you.
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.
04.01.2014: The Victorian Parliament’s Family and Community Development Committee recently asked what is social inclusion, and how can it be supported. WDV wrote a response to this.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which Women with Disabilities Victoria is located - the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation