Women with Disabilities ACT (WWDACT) is Disabled Person’s Organisation (DPO) that practices systemic advocacy on behalf of women, girls, feminine identifying, and non-binary 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.

WWDACT does not provide support or advocacy to individuals with disabilities or their families. If you need assistance with personal advocacy, we encourage you to contact Advocacy for Inclusion (AFI) or ACT Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service (ADACAS). If you are a carer seeking support, you can also contact Carer’s ACT.

Systemic Advocacy

WWDACT’s advocacy seeks to:


Our Members

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

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How we Advocate

Our advocacy is also based on research, enquiries, reviews, and systems analysis. We approach systemic advocacy in several ways, including:


WWDACT frequently collaborates with other community-based organisations in the ACT, and freely share our research, information, and expertise.