WDV’s AGM and Brenda Gabe Award presentation is coming soon!

WDV’s AGM and Brenda Gabe Award presentation is coming soon!

Women with Disabilities Victoria 2021 AGM

WDV’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Wednesday 27 October from 12:00 to 2:30pm, as an online meeting via Zoom.  

This year the meeting will include the presentation of the Brenda Gabe Leadership Award, and we’re thrilled to announce Jacinta Parsons as the independent judge for the award. Jacinta is a broadcaster, radio maker, writer, and public speaker. She currently hosts Afternoons on ABC Melbourne delivering a popular mix of art, culture and ideas. 

For more information about the AGM, how to attend, and how to nominate for a position on the Board of WDV, please go to our AGM page

Taxi Services Survey

Taxi Services Survey

Your Experience Using Taxi Services Survey

WDV is interested in hearing from you about your experience in using taxi services. Availability, waiting time, call center experience, driver behavior and more.

This survey is for all members who wish to participate.

The survey has been developed by Barwon Hub members over growing concerns that maxi taxi availability is limited, that sedans are sent instead of a wheelchair accessible vehicle, and that people are being left for long periods of time waiting to be picked up creating anxiety and placing women and gender diverse people with disability at risk.

Please take the time to fill out the survey if you have experiences of your own that you would like to share with WDV to assist in gathering information to create change.

To complete the survey, please click the link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9B27M7R

To ask any questions or for help with the survey please call WDV on (03) 9286 7800 or email [email protected]

Gender and Disability Coordinator Part-time (0.8 FTE)

Gender and Disability Coordinator Part-time (0.8 FTE)

Gender and Disability Coordinator (0.8FTE)

The Gender and Disability Coordinator is a position within the Gender and Disability Workforce Development Program.

This position is responsible for:

  • Implementing the Gender and Disability Workforce Development Program training and workforce deliverables over the next phase of funding.
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with key stakeholders, to support Program delivery.
  • Contributing knowledge and expertise in prevention of violence against women with disabilities (PVAWD), gender and disability equity for the broader strategic positioning of women with disabilities in primary prevention.
  • Contributing to a strong and respectful team culture grounded in feminist and co-design principles

Position Description PDF version

Position Description Microsoft Word version

Applications close 5pm Monday September 6, 2021.

*Please note, only applicants who have addressed the Key Selection Criteria will be considered for this role.  

 

Gender and Disability Manager Part-time (0.8 FTE)

Gender and Disability Manager Part-time (0.8 FTE)

Gender and Disability Manager Part-time (0.8 FTE)

The Gender and Disability Manager is a position within the Workforce Development program team, this position is responsible for:

  • Leading the Gender and Disability Workforce Development Program and achieving the Program’s aims and violence prevention workforce development deliverables over the next phase of funding.
  • Building and maintaining effective relationships with Program funders, partners, and key stakeholders, to support Program delivery and expansion.
  • Contributing knowledge and expertise in prevention of violence against women with disabilities (PVAWD), gender and disability equity for the achievement of WDV’s strategic objectives and broader strategic positioning of women with disabilities in primary prevention.
  • Developing a strong and respectful team culture grounded in feminist and co-design principles
  • Participating in the effective management of WDV as a member of the senior management team.

Position Description PDF version

Position Description Microsoft Word version

Applications close 5pm Tuesday September 14, 2021.

*Please note, only applicants who have addressed the Key Selection Criteria will be considered for this role. 

We are Hiring!

We are Hiring!

Membership Engagement and Communications Officer (0.9 FTE)

The Membership Engagement and Communications Officer is a position within the Operations team.

This position is responsible for:

  • Building and strengthening WDV’s Membership base and the engagement and participation of Members in WDV’s programs and activities.
  • Communicating with all WDV Members, women with disabilities, key stakeholders and the wider public in promotion of WDV activities.

Position Description PDF version

Position Description Microsoft Word version

Applications close 5pm Monday August 23, 2021.

Marketing and Communications Coordinator (0.6 FTE)

The Marketing and Communications Coordinator is a position within our Operations team, this position is responsible for:

  • Promoting the goals and priorities of WDV by ensuring accessible, relevant, timely and effective marketing and communications of WDV to its members, stakeholders and the wider community.
  • Supporting the WDV Strategic Plan by pursuing marketing and communication initiatives and tools that inform and influence community attitudes, including the disability and related sectors, our members, government and key stakeholders.

Position Description PDF version

Position Description Microsoft Word version

Applications close 5pm Monday August 23, 2021.

Prevention of Violence Against Women with Disabilities Micro-webinar Series and Understanding Disability animated video

Prevention of Violence Against Women with Disabilities Micro-webinar Series and Understanding Disability animated video

Prevention of Violence Against Women with Disabilities Micro-webinar Series and Understanding Disability animated video

Women with disabilities experience considerable discrimination and violence based on gender inequality and disability inequality.
To combat this, Women with Disabilities Victoria have developed new resources to increase awareness and build the capacity of disability, health service, social service and prevention workforces to deliver gender and disability equitable, responsive and inclusive services.
 
Resources to be launched are:
1 animated video on Understanding Disability – introducing viewers to 6 keystones for how we understand disability and how we want others to understand disability- to build an equitable and safe future. 
• Micro-webinar series
WDV would like to introduce our new pilot online awareness raising micro courses. These courses explore violence against women with disabilities. The first course increases awareness of the impact of violence against women with disabilities and the second course introduces prevention of violence against women with disabilities. Both courses have a short online assessment and feedback form – once complete participants will receive a certificate of completion. 
These resources are part of a larger resource suite designed to promote prevention of violence against women with disabilities. 
The Gender and Disability Workforce Development Program is supported by the Victorian Government.
No photo description available.
 
 
Resources to accompany “Prevention of Violence Against Women with Disabilities: Workforce Resources for Action”

Resources to accompany “Prevention of Violence Against Women with Disabilities: Workforce Resources for Action”

Resources to accompany “Prevention of Violence Against Women with Disabilities: Workforce Resources for Action”

WDV have developed new resources to support workforces in the prevention of violence against women with disabilities 

Violence against women with disabilities is a widespread human rights abuse in Australia. We know that gender inequality and disability inequality intersect to drive these exceptionally high rates of violence.

The Workforce Resources for Action have been developed to expand upon the important work of Change the Story by placing a disability lens over the gendered drivers of violence and the essential actions to prevent gendered violence.

By combining the evidence on what we know drives gender-based violence with the evidence and research on what we know drives disability-based violence, these resources can be used to take effective action in primary prevention of violence against women with disabilities.

Accessible Powerpoint Slides

Preventing Violence Against Women with Disabilities

IT Support

Dee Henry Ph: 0414 846 476

Debrief Support

If you would like to talk through anything from the session today please e-mail [email protected]

List of Support Services (Microsoft Word download)

Driver and Action 1

Driver 1 Poster (PDF)

Action 1 Poster (PDF)

Driver 1 and Action 1 (accessible Microsoft Word version)

Driver and Action 2

Driver 2 Poster (PDF)

Action 2 Poster (PDF)

Driver 2 and Action 2 (accessible Microsoft Word version)

Driver and Action 3

Driver 3 (PDF)

Action 3 Poster (PDF)

Driver 3 and Action 3 (accessible Microsoft Word version)

Driver and Action 4

Driver 4 Poster (PDF)

Driver 4 Poster (PDF)

Driver 4 and Action 4 (accessible Microsoft Word version)

Action 5

Action 5 Poster (PDF)

Action 5 (accessible Microsoft Word version)

We are hiring: Administration Support Officer

We are hiring: Administration Support Officer

We are hiring:

Administration Support Officer

Would you like to join a dynamic and fast-growing organisation and enjoy a variety of duties supporting a diverse range of programs?

Do you have a passion for feminist principles and the rights of women with disabilities?

Are you looking to utilise your excellent all-round administrative and organisational skills within a small friendly team?

 The Administration Support Officer is a position within the Operations team, dedicated to providing administrative support to staff delivering WDV’s corporate and program activities. 

Hours are 60.80 hours per fortnight (0.8 FTE) to be worked over Monday to Thursday.

The position is from date of appointment until 30 June 2022 and is subject to a three-month probationary period. 

Position Description (Microsoft Word version)

Position Description (PDF version)

Applications close at 5.00pm on Friday 12 March 2021