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Women’s Health Matters is committed to reconciliation and acknowledges the First Australians whose cultures are among the oldest living cultures in human history, as the traditional custodians of this continent. We also recognise the history of dispossession experienced by the First Australians and the impact this has and continues to have on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We recognise the Ngunnawal People as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work, and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise the strength of Aboriginal women and their continuing connection and contribution to this land, these waters, and our communities. May we walk gently and treat the earth and each other with care and respect.
New Women’s Health Matters research shows health inequalities in women who have a disability barriers to employment, social events, transports and health services.
Women’s Health Matters, new report, “I have to ask to be included…”, captured the experiences of women with disabilities about their health and wellbeing, their access to health services, supports and health information.
Amber Hutchison, the project officer running the research at Women’s Health Matters said
“Last year the COVID-19 ACT lockdown helped to highlight significant health disparities for women with disabilities, they appeared to be forgotten in terms of supports and services. And had limited access to the essential supports they needed.”
Read the Media release for new report here
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