Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) is the award winning, national Disabled People’s Organisation (DPO) and National Women’s Alliance (NWA) for women, girls, feminine identifying and non-binary people with disabilities in Australia.
Feminine Identifying is a term that refers to a gender identity or expression that describes someone with a gender that is or leans towards feminine. Some feminine identifying people also identify as women, while many others don’t.
Non-Binary is an umbrella term for someone who does not identify as exclusively a man or a woman – identities that are outside the gender binary. Someone who is non-binary might feel like a mix of genders, or like they have no gender at all.
We use the term women and girls with disabilities on the understanding that this is inclusive of women, girls, feminine identifying and non-binary people with disabilities in Australia.
Learn more about these terms in WWDA’s Easy English Fact Sheet: What is LGBTIQA+.
WWDA represents more than two million individuals in Australia. We have affiliate organisations and networks in most States and Territories of Australia and we are internationally recognised.
All of our work is grounded in a human rights-based framework that links gender and disability issues to civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights.
To promote the rights of women and girls with disability, WWDA takes part in a range of system advocacy activities. WWDA’s work seeks to support and empower individuals, while also creating greater awareness among governments and other relevant institutions about their obligations to do so.
To learn more about WWDA and how it has evolved over the years, read Our History.