Women With Disabilities ACT

Acronym: 
WWDACT

Women with Disabilities ACT (WWDACT) is a systemic advocacy and peer support organisation for women and girls with disabilities in the ACT.  WWDACT follows a human rights philosophy, based on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.  In the ACT there are 31,542 women with a disability, who make up 56.4% of the total population with disabilities (ABS, Disability, Ageing and Carers Australia, 2009).

WWDACT seeks volunteers to represent it on Government advisory councils and boards in the areas of health, domestic violence, transport, education and employment.

WWDACT is co-located with the Women's Centre for Health Matters (WCHM).

Contact
Contact name: 
Nicole O'Callaghan
Community Development Officer
Phone 1: 
(02) 6290 2166
Fax: 
(02) 6286 4742
Address
Postal Address: 
PO Box 385
Mawson
2607
Region: 
ACT
Access
Access facilities: 
all meetings and events are held in venues with wheelchair access, hearing loop. AUSLAN interpreters are engaged on request. Live captioning is arranged on request.
Opening hours: 
9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday
Disabilities: 
All disabilities
Activities: 
social meetings, focus groups, meetings with government on ad hoc basis
Service details
Fees: 
none
Area: 
ACT and Region
Clients: 
Women with disabilities (accompanying family carer or support worker welcome)
Funding: 
Volunteers and operational funding from Disability ACT
Publications: 
available from website www.wchm.org.au/WWDACT/wwdact
Resources: 
Information, lobbying, educational courses, supported recreation

Disclaimer

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