MDAA remembers Joanne Hutchins
Joanne Hutchins, a beloved member of the NSW Network of Women with Disability and dedicated supporter of MDAA, passed away on Friday 20 June, 2014. She was a strong, vibrant voice for women with disability in NSW and advocated tirelessly for positive change, challenging stereotypes and attitudes toward disability; she was not your average woman, she was a superwoman! As the Editor of the Venus newsletter, her articles were informative, entertaining and empowering. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. She made a positive, everlasting impact on everyone she met, with her amazing (super elegant) style and flair.
MDAA has lost an amazing work comrade and great friend. Joanne will be missed dearly. But her legacy will live on in those whose lives she touched and through the presence of the Women’s Network.
Ace Boncato on behalf all those who knew and valued her counsel
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Upcoming workshops and forums
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MDAA is proud of Ace Boncato’s achievement of participating in the Australia youth delegation to the Conference of States Parties (COSP) 2014.
This was a fantastic opportunity offered by the Australian Human Rights Commission and supported by a range of different organisations, of which People with Disability Australia (PWDA) was one. This was about developing the young leaders with disability.
more info here https://www.humanrights.gov.au/news/stories/commission-send-seven-australians-disability-un
Age discrimination commissioner Susan Ryan takes on extra role of acting disability discrimination commissioner
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/age-discrimination-commissioner-susan-ryan-takes-on-extra-role-of-acting-disability-discrimination-commissioner-20140701-3b63r.html#ixzz36TnPWj1K
Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW (MDAA)
The Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW (MDAA) is the peak body for ALL people in NSW who have a disability and their families and carers, with a particular focus on those from a Culturally And linguistically Diverse / Non English Speaking background with disability.
Our Vision is a society where everyone, regardless of background or disability feels welcome, included and supported.
MDAA views culture and disability through the lens of diversity. We see diversity as a strength and we promote this view in all our work.
We want to make our vision a reality. Over the next five years we will be focussing on three major goals set out in this Strategic Directions document. The details of how we achieve these goals and measure our success will be set out in the Strategic Plan.
The major goals are Empowered People, Leading Change and Strengthening MDAA. MDAA works towards achieving these goals through Systemic and Individual Advocacy, Capacity Building and Networking, Industry Development and Training.