Building through partnerships
We’re collaborating with our partners to support learning and action.
Our project-based partnerships help us focus on specific issues which affect the rights, health and wellbeing of people with disability.
There’s strength in numbers.
In addition to our ongoing core advocacy activities, we regularly undertake project-based work that enables us to build a body of evidence as well as a community of care which, together, help to deliver a more socially just, accessible and inclusive society.
This involves regular collaborations with partners across the disability, government, community and education sectors, where we undertake projects focussed on specific issues which affect people with disability.
Advancing Women project
The Advancing Women project promotes the leadership, workforce participation and workplace safety for women with disability in Australia. It undertakes research to better understand the barriers and enablers to sustainable leadership roles for women with disability. It also delivers an educational program through online and face-to-face workshops, e-learning modules, and a Mentor Program for women with disability, employers, and key stakeholders.
Building Access project
Building Access is an innovative project enabling domestic and family violence (DFV) services to better meet the needs of women and children with disability through the provision of education, training and resources.
Talk Up project
Our Talk Up project delivers three key areas of skills training for First Nations people with disability – culturally appropriate education/training on legal rights, self-advocacy skills and the most effective ways to access external assistance.
National Redress Scheme project
PWDA is working with the National Redress Scheme to help people with disability who experienced institutional child sexual abuse gain access to counselling, a direct personal response, and a redress payment.
Engage-In aims to break down the barriers people with psychosocial disability face when they try to access services from closed settings (institutions), with the key objective to empower these people to live their best lives in the community.
Pandemic Research project
This project is exploring how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health and wellbeing of women with disability, as women have been disproportionately affected due to such factors as economic insecurity.
Read more about our past projects here, including work on segregated accommodation and care, services for people with disability experiencing homelessness, youth services and the NDIS Citizens’ Jury Scorecard project.
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