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DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Ontario

Who We Are

The DisAbled Women's Network (DAWN) Ontario is a province-wide organization for women with all types of disAbilities.  We are a feminist organization which supports women in our struggles to control our own lives.

DAWN Ontario is controlled by women with disAbilities.

Our members include women with disabilities and non-disabled women.   Women of all ages, from teens to seniors, are active members of DAWN, including women from many ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds, aboriginal women, Franco-Ontarian women, lesbians, and bisexual 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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