National Ethnic Disability Alliance

Our Voices, Our Lives, Our Way

LGBTIQ+ Health Australia (LHA) and National Ethnic Disability Alliance (NEDA) identified that LGBTIQ+ people with disability (LGBTIQ+ PWD) have specific, intersectional needs that are not being met in relation to access, social connection and community engagement. This correlates to significant reduced health and wellbeing for LGBTIQ+ PWD. The project purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ PWD across Australia. The project aims to build the individual and collective capacity of diverse LGBTIQ+ PWD, to strengthen existing knowledge, skills, and confidence to participate in advocacy, with a focus on self-advocacy, and increase community engagement. The project operates within a framework of co-design under the guiding principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and the social model of disability.

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