Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV) is an organisation led by women with disabilities, for women with disabilities.
We run events, workshops, community hubs, and leadership programs for women with disabilities in Victoria.
We provide resources, consultations and workforce development opportunities for organisations who want to improve their accessibility and services.
Our goal is real social and economic inclusion for women with disabilities in Victoria. We envision a world where all women are respected and can fully experience life.
WDV works with government and service providers to improve policy and remove barriers for women and non-binary people with disabilities.
Unfortunately, we are not currently set up to advocate for people on an individual basis.
If you are in crisis, or experiencing violence, abuse or neglect, and you need support accessing disability or family violence services, you may find some of the organisations listed here helpful: Find support.
WDV facilitates local networks of women and non-binary people with disabilities.
Members of community hubs support each other to achieve leadership, advocacy, human rights, and empowerment goals. They might also work together to address local matters impacting on the lives of women with disabilities.
WDV offers consultations with our Experts by Experience. The experts are a group of women and non-binary people with lived experience of disability. They offer their expertise on accessibility, inclusion and gender equity.
Consultations are available for policy-makers, healthcare providers, organisations in the violence prevention space and anyone wanting to make their services accessible and welcoming for women and non-binary people with disabilities.
Animated video with accompanying resources and image descriptions about how we understand disability and how we want others to understand disability.
Police and other services need to believe women with disabilities when we report violence. Last week, the Disability Royal Commission heard about violence against women
“Inclusive Victoria” – How does the new State Disability Plan support women? The Victorian Government released its new State Disability Plan this week: Inclusive Victoria: