The new website, Our Place, has been made by women and girls with disability for women and girls with disability. Over 100 women with disability across Australia have directly contributed to the design and development of the website. http://ourplace.wwda.org.au
Together with our community, we can empower women and girls with disability to realise their rights.
What is it?
The new website, Our Place, has been made by women and girls with disability for women and girls with disability. Over 100 women with disability across Australia have directly contributed to the design and development of the website.
Our Place will provide practical resources and information across five main areas:
-Leadership and participation
-Decision making and choices
-Sexual and reproductive health and rights
-Safety from all forms of violence.
It will also showcase real stories from over 40 women with disability across Australia.
There are currently over 2 million women and girls with disability in Australia. Women and girls with disability represent one of the most marginalised and disadvantaged groups in the country. They continue to experience widespread discrimination and violations of their rights and freedoms.
In 2018 Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) received funding through the National Disability Insurance Scheme’s Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Program to create a new website for women and girls (aged 15 and over) with disability.
Our Place has been designed so that it can be used by as many people as possible. It is compliant to international accessibility standards, is easy to use and provides information in a variety of different formats and languages.
Thank you for helping us to promote the launch of Our Place. We will send out more promotional items once the site is live. If you would like to help us promote Our Place in other ways, you can get in touch via [email protected].
There are lots of different ways to get involved with WWDA and Our Place. You can find out how here: Our Place set to launch March 6.