Overview

Providing information is key component of our work. We actively seek to inform, influence, educate and advocate on the rights of women with disabilities, in relation to our priority areas. We write submissions to influence government policy and legislation, undertake and support research, provide newsletters to members and supporters, and present at conferences and other events in the community. In seeking to advance the rights of women with disabilities, we utilise a broad range of communication avenues and media.


Videos & Multimedia

Check out WDVchannel – our official YouTube site – for great video resources.

Below are some of the videos you will find on there:

Violence against women with disabilities

5:52mins | Uploaded on 27 Feb 2012

Women with disabilities experience violence at a higher rate, for longer periods, and are less likely to report the abuse, than women without disabilities (Healey, 2008). Tricia Malowney, Chair of Women with Disabilities Victoria, and Ariane Garner-Williams, youth and women with disabilities advocate, talk about some of the issues that arise for this doubly disadvantaged group, in terms of violence.

The producer of this video is happy for it to be used to raise awareness of the issues entailed. So feel free to share it, screen it and otherwise use it in your work. For more information on this video, you can contact Sarah Boyd at sarah.boyd2@gmail.com.

Access to Employment

8:17mins | uploaded on 12 Feb 2012

Executive Director, Keran Howe, and Project Officer, Lauren Hayes, talk about access to employment for women with disabilities.

We gratefully acknowledge the Office for Disability in allowing us to use footage from their DVD ‘Building Disability Inclusive Organisations’ in producing this video.

Staying healthy, staying safe: issues for women with disabilities

10:02 mins | uploaded on 21 Aug 2011

Jane interviews Keran Howe, Executive Director of Women with Disabilities Victoria, to discuss the importance of a gendered perspective in health promotion for women with disabilities.