Building Equity through Empowerment (BEtE): Achieving Equity for Women with Disability through the feeling of Empowerment!
BEtE is carried out by the NSW Network of Women with Disability (Women’s Network), which is under the auspices of the Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW Inc. (MDAA)
Research and evidence demonstrates that women with disability are one of the most marginalised and disadvantaged groups in Australia, in many aspects, such as income and equal access to employment, education, housing and health care. With so many societal barriers that women with disability face, just to protect basic human rights, having opportunities to live the life that everyone should have the chance to live, can be greatly compromised.
Building Equity through Empowerment (BEtE) aims to empower women with disability to gain confidence and self-esteem, through skills develop-ment, with a series of workshops throughout the year. In essence, BEtE allows women with disability to come together, develop new skills, learn from each other, share their experiences, while meeting new people in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere.
Funded by Community Builders, through the Department of Family and Community Services, BEtE is aimed for women with disability who live and/or in the Sydney Metro West Region (i.e. Auburn, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Holroyd, Metro West Regional, Parramatta, Penrith and The Hills).
Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW Inc.