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 stories with the community. Part of the grant will be used to make our resources and information more accessible via Easy English to women with intellectual disabilities and women with disabilities who have English as a second language.
We are very excited about these projects. Watch this space for more information!
A number of other excellent projects were funded, please click the link for more information.
Happy IWD to our members and supporters!!!
International Women’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on the unique circumstances of women and to celebrate women’s achievements.
International Women’s Day is very important for women with disabilities. Far too often, society fails to acknowledge that we are women, seeing only our disabilities. For years, organisations of women with disabilities such as Women With Disabilities WA Inc and our national counterpart, Women With Disabilities Australia have been working to raise awareness of the issues that women with disabilities face.
One of the important things for women with disabilities is to have a chance to be seen for who we are as individuals and have our abilities and achievements acknowledged.
WWDWA Inc’s current Chairperson, Kerrie Duff, was recently featured on the Confident Women website, showcasing many of her achievements over the years.
Women With Disabilities WA Inc was entered into the WA Women’s Hall of Fame along with over 80 other West Australian women’s organisations at a ceremony at Government House this week. WA Women’s Hall of Fame
We could not have achieved this without the support of many people, most importantly our members, all of you are important to the organisation and have helped make it what it is today.
We’d love to hear about your own personal achievements, big or small. Please leave a comment telling us what you are most proud of in your life.
”The worst thing about being an inspiration is that you have to be perfect. I am a normal person with only normal courage. Some people who should know better have tried to give me a halo.” – Anne McDonald, woman with disability, author and activist