Women with Disabilities ACT (WWDACT) is a Disabled Person’s Organisation (DPO) that practices systemic advocacy on behalf of women, girls, and gender diverse people with disabilities in the ACT. We follow a human rights philosophy, based on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). 

Systemic advocacy aims to create a more inclusive community through changes to legislation, policy, and practices. WWDACT uses systemic advocacy to protect and enforce the rights and interests of women* with disabilities in the ACT.

Our members provide us with knowledge based in lived experience which helps us to:  

  • Identify areas of concern for women* with disabilities in the ACT. 
  • Identify problems that exist within ACT systems. 
  • Understand how recent international and national research applies (or does not apply) to our local context 


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