Youth Position Statements

Explore the WWDA Youth Position Statements on the priority issues that women and girls with disability have told us are most important to them. They are written in a youth-friendly way so it’s easy to understand. The Position Statements are about the issues of violence; decision-making; participation; sexual and reproductive rights; work and education; and justice.

 

 

WWDA Youth Position Statement 1: Violence

Violence against young women and girls with disability is never ok. All young women and girls with disability have the right to live free of violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect. Find out more:

WWDA Youth Position Statement 1 – Violence [pdf]

WWDA Youth Position Statement 1 – Violence [word]

WWDA Youth Position Statement 1 – Violence [eText]

 

 

 

 

WWDA Youth Position Statement 2: Decision-Making

Decision-making is a human right for all people. All young women and girls with disability have the right to make decisions about their bodies and lives. Find out more:

WWDA Youth Position Statement 2 – Decision Making [pdf]

WWDA Youth Position Statement 2 – Decision Making [Word]

WWDA Youth Position Statement 2 – Decision Making [eText]

 

 

 

 

 

WWDA Youth Position Statement 3: Participation

All young women and girls with disability have the right to participate political, economic, social and cultural life. Find out more:

WWDA Youth Position Statement 3 – Participation [pdf]

WWDA Youth Position Statement 3 – Participation [Word]

WWDA Youth Position Statement 3 – Participation [eText]

 

 

 

 

WWDA Youth Position Statement 4: Sexual and Reproductive Rights

Sexual and reproductive rights are human rights. All young women and girls have the right to make free and informed decisions about their bodies, sexuality, health, relationships, without discrimination, stigma or violence. Find out more:

WWDA Youth Position Statement 4 – Sexual and Reproductive Rights [pdf]

WWDA Youth Position Statement 4 – Sexual and Reproductive Rights [Word]

WWDA Youth Position Statement 4 – Sexual and Reproductive Rights [eText]

 

 

 

 

WWDA Youth Position Statement 5: Work and Education

The right to an education and to meaningful, fully paid work, are basic human rights. All young women and girls with disability have the right to be supported to access education and work. Find out more:

WWDA Youth Position Statement 5 – Work and Education [pdf]

WWDA Youth Position Statement 5 – Work and Education [Word]

WWDA Youth Position Statement 5 – Work and Education [eText]

 

 

 

 

WWDA Youth Position Statement 6: Justice

Access to justice is one of the most important human rights. Women and girls with disability have the right to be recognised as equal before the law. Find out more:

WWDA Youth Position Statement 6 – Justice [pdf]

WWDA Youth Position Statement 6 – Justice [Word]

WWDA Youth Position Statement 6 – Justice [eText]

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