Topic: Representation

DPO Australia Leads NGO Coalition at Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights 5th Periodic Review of Australia

On 29 May 2017, the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (the Committee) opened its 61st session.  At this session, the Committee will be reviewing States’ formal reports on the progress toward implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) in Australia, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uruguay.…

Media Release: Peak Disability Group Condemns Decision to Deny Deaf Juror Equal Access

Today the High Court of Australia unanimously rejected an appeal from Gaye Lyons, a Queensland women who had been turned down for jury service because she requires as Auslan interpreter to participate in proceedings. “The decision is very disappointing”, says peak national disability group, Disabled Persons Organisations Australia (DPO Australia). “However, we won’t be deterred…

White Flower Memorial: Remembering People with Disability Who Have Died as a Result of Violence, Abuse or Neglect

On 25 November 2015, the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA) is acknowledging International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by supporting a White Flower Memorial to remember people with disability who have died as a result of violence, abuse or neglect. The Memorial specifically recognises that women with disability experience higher levels of…

ACDA Attends International Expert Group Meeting on Youth and Disability Global Initiative

In early July 2015, Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA), a member of the Australian Cross Disability Alliance (ACDA), was invited to participate in the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) International Expert Group meeting on the ‘Youth and Disability Policies of Social Inclusion, Gender Equality, Non-Discrimination and Prevention of Sexual Violence’ initiative (2015-2018). This four-year global…

Representation Activities (July 2015)

July 2015 Date Activity Detail 07/07/15 The 13th AWID International Forum on Women’s Rights and Development: Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice, May 5-8, 2016 Salvador, Brazil Submitted written Application for the ACDA to present a Conference session on ‘Building Alliances to Address and Prevent Gendered Disability Violence’. WWDA coordinating this initiative…