Women With Disabilities WA Inc

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New WWDWA Inc Website

Women With Disabilities WA Inc now has a new website and email address.  This blog will no longer be updated.  Please visit our new website for up to date information.

Monday, September 19, 2011



INCORPORATED ABN 88 362 290 308


Women With Disabilities WA Incorporated (the "Incorporated Association") gives notice that the 2011 Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 23 October 2011, 2 pm, at the Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco.

Date: 19 September 2011
by order of the Committee

Rayna Lamb - Coordinator
on behalf of the WWDWA Inc Management Committee

Further details, including information on nominating for the Management Committee will be sent out closer to the time.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

National Disability Insurance Scheme forum for women with disabilities in Perth

What does the NDIS mean for women with disabilities?

The Productivity Commission has undertaken an inquiry into a National Disability Long-term Care and Support Scheme and has recommended the establishment of a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Women With Disabilities WA Inc (WWDWA Inc) is inviting women with
disabilities to a Forum in Perth to hear your thoughts on the proposed scheme.

Where: Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco

When: Tuesday 19 April 2011

Time: 2 pm – 5 pm

RSVP: Tuesday 12 April 2011

Phone: 9244 7463

Email: womenwdwa@yahoo.com.au

Please let us know if you have any support, accessibility and/or dietary requirements. Afternoon tea will be provided. We can also support participants with travel costs to and from the venue.

Numbers are limited, so get your RSVP back to WWDWA Inc as soon as

The Productivity Commission’s Draft Report is available in a range of formats from:

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy (belated) International Women's Day 2011

This post is a day late, but better late than never, right? ;-) The 8th of March is International Women's Day.

"International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future. It is a day when women are recognised for their achievements regardless of divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political."

"International Women's Day, however, is both a day to celebrate and a day to draw attention to the challenges that remains before gender equality is truly realised." (From International Women's Day Australia

Women with disabilities are one of the most marginalised groups of women around the world, we are more vulnerable to abuse, poverty and institutionalization than ablebodied women or men with disabilities, regardless of what country we live in.

Regardless, many women with disabilities around the world have been and are continuing to demand a better life for all women with disabilities. We are celebrating our achievements in the face of great prejudice and discrimination. This video exemplifies that celebration.


International Women's Day Event for women with disabilities in WA - Monday 14 March

International Women's Day Celebration 2011

“The Power of Women with Disabilities”

Come along to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day.
Be inspired by speakers & performers who are women with disabilities discussing their successes, challenges and achievements
Celebrate achievements and abilities
Enjoy networking opportunities
Many of these talented women come from culturally diverse backgrounds.
This is a free community event. Light lunch will be provided.

When: Monday 14th March 2011

Time: 11am to 2pm

Venue: The Palm Community Centre (venue is wheelchair accessible)
Corner of Rokeby & Nicholson Roads, Subiaco WA 6008

Bus Route numbers 24, 25 and 97 go past the venue

Parking is also available as you turn into the community centre

RSVP: For catering purposes or if you have any special needs, please call 9388 7455 or email admin@edac.org.au by Thursday 10th of March.

If you are a woman with a disability and would like to showcase your talent, we will be producing a booklet of your poems, autobiographies & short stories. Please contact WWDWA Inc at womenwdwa@yahoo.com.au or on 9244 7463 for more details.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Holiday Break for WWDWA Inc

WWDWA Inc will be on temporary hiatus until Monday 24 January 2011.

It's been a quiet year for WWDWA Inc, but we will be back with all fires blazing in 2011, starting with the 2010 AGM being held in late February. Details of this and other information will be sent out in the first newsletter for 2011 when we start up again.

Thank you to everyone who has supported WWDWA Inc over the last year, and we hope you all have a safe and happy holiday season.

See you all next year!