Women with Disabilities

New WWDA Paper: "Moving Forward and Gaining Ground: The Sterilisation of Women and Girls with Disabilities in Australia"

In early 2012, WWDA was invited to present the Keynote Address on 'Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities' at the International Women with Disabilities Conference, held in Madrid from June 27th to June 29th 2012. The Conference was hosted by the Spanish Committee of Representatives of Persons with Disabilities. WWDA was invited to showcase, on the international stage, our organisations internationally lauded work in the area of the sexual and reproductive rights of women and girls with disabilities. Specifically, the Conference organisers requested that WWDA "present the excellent and significant work you are doing in the fight against forced sterilisation and coerced abortion of women and girls with disabilities." This Paper 'Moving Forward and Gaining Ground: The Sterilisation of Women and Girls with Disabilities in Australia' by WWDA's Executive Director Carolyn Frohmader, was presented at the Conference on behalf of WWDA by Christina Ryan. The paper was also presented by Karin Swift on behalf of WWDA at the National Symposium on Women With Disabilities, 'Critical Reflections on the Status of Women with Disabilities in a Globalised World', UNSW, Sydney, 10 August 2012.

The Paper is available for download from WWDA's website at http://www.wwda.org.au/confpaps2011.htm

PDF Version: http://www.wwda.org.au/Moving_Forward_Gaining_Ground.pdf

Word Version: http://www.wwda.org.au/Moving_Forward_Gaining_Ground.doc

Large Print/Plain Text: http://www.wwda.org.au/Moving_Forward_Gaining_Ground.rtf

Powerpoint Presentation: http://www.wwda.org.au/Moving_Forward_Gaining_Ground.pptx

WWDA's Facebook page will also soon include photos from Christina Ryan's time at the International Women with Disabilities Conference, held in Madrid from June 27th to June 29th 2012. You can join us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Women-With-Disabilities-Australia-WWDA/202081393153894

Source: Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA)

By: Carolyn Frohmader for Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA)
When: 7/2/2014

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