Following a statistically rich overview of the position of disabled women and girls globally, the position of disabled women and girls in Australia is reported. The human rights violations of disabled women in the context of violence, sterilisation and, motherhood and parenting are discussed. The history, evolution and current structure of the Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) organisation are described. Some of the challenges and successes of WWDA are also described including: dealing with authorities; negotiating the local, the national and the global; using the new communication technologies; and forming strategic alliances.
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Cross-cutting; policy; Disability and community; family & caregivers; organisations of persons with disabilities (ODP); Disability and social diversity; persons with disabilities; women with disabilities; Global picture; disability indicators and data; Human rights; freedom from exploitation violence and abuse; rights; Inclusion; society and social change; Politics government and economics; civil society; Research; disability studies
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