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Women With Disabilities ACT (WWDACT)

Women With Disabilities ACT

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About Us

WWDACT is a systemic advocacy and peer support organisation run by women with disabilities for women with disabilities. Established in 1995, WWDACT follows a human rights philosophy, based on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Convention on the Elimination of (All Forms Of) Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It works with government and non-government organisations to improve the status and lives of women with disabilities in the ACT and surrounding region. Our priority areas include: equity, health, violence prevention, environmental safety and housing.

WWDACT, through its membership, has strong links to relevant ACT advocacy organisations and also has a close association with Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA), the peak organisation for women with all types of disabilities in Australia. WWDACT membership is free and open to women, girls, female identifying and non-binary people with all types of disabilities.

WWDACT has won several awards for our work, including the 2015 Chief Minister’s Inclusion Award for Excellence in Championing Human Rights and the 2012 International Women’s Day Award, Community Category.

You can find out more about our work at our website.

Quick Facts About The Region

Women With Disabilities ACT (WWDACT) is located in the suburbs of Canberra Central and City, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Canberra.