Over two million women and girls with disability live in Australia – that’s 1 in 5 women and girls.
Like everyone else, we all have different lives and experiences. We also have different personal experiences of disability. As a group, however, women and girls with disability experience unfair treatment in many areas of our lives.
Sometimes women and girls with disability are treated unfairly because of our disability, because we are women, and, because society is designed for able-bodied people. This is not right.
WWDA and the WWDA Youth Network have developed toolkits to support women and girls with disability to learn more about and realise heir rights. These include:
- Information about two key human rights documents – The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
- Explanations of each article in the CRPD and in the CEDAW
- Links to further information and resources
- Information about getting in contact with a disability advocate
- Information on where you can get support when things aren’t going well.