Download WWDA Youth Network Human Rights Workbook (First Edition)
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 Youth Network has developed this workbook to support young women and girls with disability to learn more about their rights, and to support them to get help when they’re rights are not respected. The Workbook includes:
- 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).
- A snapshot of the articles included in the CRPD and the CEDAW
- Explanation of each article in the CRPD and in the CEDAW
- Reflective questions to help you think about how these rights apply to your life
- Links to further information about particular topics
- Links to self-advocacy resources, including the WWDA Human Rights Toolkit
- Information about getting in contact with a disability advocate
- Information on where you can get support when things aren’t going well
Download the Workbook: