WDV’s 2021 – 2024 Strategic Plan sets out our organisation’s priorities and enablers for the next four years.
Promote outcomes for women with disabilities – safety, social connectedness and wellbeing;
Give voice and provide visibility to the lived experiences of women with disabilities, combined with other evidence;
Timeliness. We consider whether now is the right time, or whether other things need to happen first;
Collaboration with others. Where stakeholder engagement works to the benefit of all partners;
Consider our capacity to deliver in a way that recognises resources are limited and that we are accountable for how our resources are allocated and delivered. We are committed to managing risks effectively so WDV can continue to thrive in the future.
Priorities include membership engagement strategies, continued development of regional hubs and Experts by Experience (EBE) and other opportunities that arise, using our decision-making principles.
Priorities include prevention and response to family violence, gender equality reform and social/economic inclusion of women with disabilities via the NDIS system and State and National Disability Plans.
During 2021–24 WDV will pursue and develop opportunities for enhancing access to primary health/sexual and reproductive health services for women with disabilities.
WDV may engage in relevant opportunities that arise from the Royal Commission on Mental Health and government investment in public health, emergency preparedness and enabling inclusive economic
Priorities include information gathering and advocacy to influence government policy on gendered violence and women’s social and economic inclusion, both through specific government policy reforms as well as through mainstream service delivery policy and program frameworks.
WDV will work to improve the accessibility of service provision through representing the diverse lives of women with disabilities and offering education, training, referrals and advice to service providers.
Priorities include systems development, to keep pace with internal and
external accountability expectations, and to support organisational growth and financial sustainability. WDV will continue to invest in governance of financial and other risks and support board training and succession planning.
We will continue to embed feminist principles in how we support our staff, volunteers and strong organisational culture, and develop our infrastructure with a focus on leading edge practices around
accessibility. This includes physical accessibility of premises and accessible use of technology – website and other resources.