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DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Ontario

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Who We Are

The DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Ontario is an NGO working towards access, equity, and full participation of Women with disAbilities through public education, coalition-building, research, self-advocacy, resource development, information and communication technology.

Our members are Women with all types of disAbilities.  We are a feminist organization which supports Women in our struggles to control our own lives.

We work from anti-oppression, anti-discrimination, feminist framework.

Our members include Women with disAbilities and non-disabled Women allies. Women of all ages and from diverse communities are active members of our Network, including Women from many ethnic, racial, cultural, religious backgrounds, Aboriginal Women, Franco-Ontarian Women, Lesbians, Bisexual and Transgender Women.


We believe women with disabilities have the right to direct our own lives.  We believe that women with disabilities:

* have the right to access the services and supports available to all women;

* have needs which are different from those of men with disabilities;

* know best what our needs are;

* have a right to freedom of choice in all aspects of our lives; and

* can be proud of our disabilities and have the choice to self-identity.


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