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Empowered Lives

Securing change for Victorians with disability

About Empowered Lives

Empowered Lives is a network of close to 40 Victorian disability advocacy organisations, working together to advocate for the rights of people with disability. Our vision is for an inclusive Victoria where people with disability have the same opportunities as other Victorians.

Empowered Lives brings together people with disability, advocates, and organisations in the disability community to collaborate for systemic change. As an ally and advocate for a better, fairer and more just Victoria, VCOSS provides backbone support for the Empowered Lives network.

Our network

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Some of our areas of advocacy



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  1. Make public transport work for all of us.
  2. Train public transport staff to support all passengers with disability.
  3. Support every parent to be their best.
  4. Give all our kids a fair chance at school.

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Tools and resources

Find out more about the Empowered Lives platform and download factsheets

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Read the joint statement from the Empowered Lives network

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Browse our policy library for the latest submissions

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