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The Enabling Young Women Program (the Program), youth leadership project for state peak-body, Women with Disabilities Victoria (WDV) has gone online and state-wide in Victoria.

Since its Gippsland-based pilot in 2015, the Program has enjoyed delivery in specific locations across Victoria but has not previously opened applications to young women and non-binary youth (aged 18-25 years) with disability, for a state-wide program.

Taking the program online will allow young people from the most remote pockets to apply, creating opportunities for participants to connect and learn together.

WDV hopes that by sharing experiences from their different worlds, participants will also gather a unique and valuable perspective from outside the bubble that often forms around them.

The Program has delivered employment opportunities for emerging leaders like Geelong woman Vanessa Davies who joined WDV as the Program’s co-facilitator.

The 7-week online leadership program started in October and concludes with a graduation to celebrate achievements. All program materials are free for participants with activities and sessions adaptable to meet access needs. Supports are also provided.

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