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.
work from anti-oppression, anti-discrimination, feminist framework.
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
needs which are different from those of men with disabilities;
best what our needs are;
a right to freedom of choice in all aspects of our lives; and
be proud of our disabilities and have the choice to self-identity.