Events and Workshops

Preventing Violence Against Women with Disabilities from Multicultural Communities

A FREE event to launch our newest gender and disability workforce development resources!

Our event aims to provide an online space where we can highlight how gender inequality, racism and ableism intersect and increase the likelihood of migrant and refugee women, non-binary, and gender-diverse people with disabilities experiencing violence, and how we can take action to prevent violence and enhance our gender and disability inclusive and culturally safe practice.

To support this, we will be showcasing our new resources along with discussions with women with lived experience on prevention of violence against women with disabilities from multicultural communities.

These new resources have been developed to increase awareness and confidence and build the capacity of workforces to deliver gender and disability equitable, responsive, inclusive and culturally safe services.

This important event is open to anyone interested in preventing violence against migrant and refugee women, non-binary, and gender-diverse people with disabilities, in particular those who work in the disability, social services and prevention sectors.

When: Thursday 20th June 2024
Time: 11:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Online via Zoom (link will be provided prior to the event)
Registrations close Thursday 13 June

Event proceedings:
• A panel providing an overview of the resources and co-design process, featuring WDV and MCWH staff and lived experience experts.
• Opportunity for Q&A.

If you would like more information about this event, please contact the Gender and Disability Workforce Development team on [email protected].

New Podcast - From the Outskirts - Regional and Rural Women with Disability

Welcome to one in a series of podcasts about women from rural and regional Victoria and Melbourne outer east living with disabilities.

In this episode, Liz Wright talks with Elise Stewart, CEO of Deaf Hub, Bendigo. Whilst Elise discusses some challenging topics, she’s funny and honest and this is a really fascinating conversation.

Some of the content contains swearing and some of the content may be considered triggering.

Please enjoy and if you have any issues, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Community Hub Events

Update: Our Hubs are at risk – find out how you can help us fight to continue our work. 


WDV facilitates five leadership networks (Hubs) for women and non-binary people with disabilities in local regions. Our Hub members get together regularly and support each other in their leadership, advocacy and empowerment goals. Join a hub to get involved in their events. 

Quarterly Conversations

Quarterly Conversations is an online event that will deliver a guest or panel every three months, talking about topics and ideas of interest to our members.

The next event is in June 2024.

This is a free event for members, via zoom. Keep an eye on our social media or your emails for a link to register.

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