Women With Disabilities WA Inc

Women With Disabilities WA Inc’s 2015 Annual General Meeting

Women With Disabilities WA Inc’s 2015 Annual General Meeting is on

Sunday, 29 November 2015 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

At the Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hamersley Road, Subiaco

2015 Annual General Meeting Guest Speaker – Jane Akerman – Women’s Health Nurse Afternoon tea

Everyone is welcome, WWDWA Inc members, friends, family, supporters of WWDWA Inc and the general public. Auslan interpreters are available on request. Venue is wheelchair accessible with ACROD parking and close to…

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Next Monthly Forum – September

Our next Monthly Forum will be on Sunday, 27 September.  Click here for more information about the forum.

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Media Release: Women With Disabilities WA says Let’s Keep it Real

Media Release – 3 September 2015

Women With Disabilities WA Inc (WWDWA Inc) joins with other disability advocacy organisations in WA in being deeply concerned about the article in 2 September’s edition of The West ‘WA’s own services best for disabled’. The organisation believes that it is counter to the original principle of self management to have able-bodied professionals and politicians who don’t personally use the services under trial speaking on…

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National Inquiry into Violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional and residential settings

You can find out more about the Inquiry at this link http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Community_Affairs/Violence_abuse_neglect

WWDWA Inc spoke at the inquiry here in Perth at the beginning of April. We will also be preparing a written submission. If you would like to have your experiences with violence and abuse heard, you can write your own submission and send it to the Senate. If you are unable to do this and would still…

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What WWDWA Inc Has Been Doing

You may notice that there were no April or May forums. The WWDWA Inc Coordinator and Management Committee have been very busy over the last few months behind the scenes in working on some important administrative tasks to make the organisation run more smoothly.

We have also been busy planning for our big project, funded by the DSC, about telling the stories of our members. We will have more information…

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WWDWA Inc Receives Community Inclusion and Participation Grant

WWDWA Inc is delighted to report that we were successful in receiving a grant through the Disability Services Commission’s Community Inclusion and Participation Grants Program. Women with Disabilities Making our Lives Count: Past, Present and Future, Subiaco, $35,770: Women with disability will tell their stories through a range of art forms, including writing, spoken word, pictures, visual arts and multimedia resources, with an art show held to share the…

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Women With Disabilities WA Inc Joins Other Community Organisations In A Call to Remove Exhibitions that Stigmatise People with Mental Health Issues

Media Release 25 September 2014 Women With Disabilities WA Inc Joins Other Community Organisations In A Call to Remove Exhibitions that Stigmatise People with Mental Health Issues

Women With Disabilities WA Inc is deeply concerned that the Royal Agricultural Show has two Family and Kid’s Show Attractions that stigmatise people with mental health issues. “Bethlem” and “Asylum 3D Spinning Horror” both take stereotypes of people with mental health issues as an object of…

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Female Taxi Drivers In Perth

Women and people with disabilities are often hesitant to take taxis due to the fear of inappropriate behaviour or sexual assault from male taxi drivers.

There are two female taxi drivers here in Perth, both currently working for Swan Taxis. Zoe – 0433 489 811 – South of the river Noeline – 0401 950 884 – North of the river

They both drive Maxi Taxis and do wheelchair work, group bookings and and…

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WWDWA Inc Winter Break

WWDWA Inc will be on its winter break until the end of July. The dates booked for all of the forums for the second half of 2014:

31st August, 28th September, 26th October and 30th November in the Undercroft, at the Subiaco Arts Centre. All of the forums will be from 2-4 pm.

More information about the forums will be in our newsletters and on the website and FB page closer to…

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Taxi Drivers Who Sexually Assault Women With Disabilities – What Can We Do About It?

Dear WWDWA Inc members,

Some of you may have heard about the taxi driver who was recently charged with sexually assaulting women with disabilities who were passengers in his Maxi Taxi. If you haven’t, or don’t know much about what happened, you can read the following links for more information:

Taxi Driver Charged With Sexually Assaulting Disabled Woman

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