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Dying With Dignity Victoria (DWDV) is an active law reform and education organisation pursuing public policies and laws in the state of Victoria that enhance self-determination and dignity at the end of life. DWDV is not-for-profit and we rely on membership, donations and bequests to continue our work.
DWDV does its work by:
Lobbying politicians and writing submissions with the aim of achieving law reform to allow medically assisted dying at the request of rational, informed, profoundly suffering adults.
Working to improve both the legislation and the practical impact of the Medical Treatment Act.
Informing the general public, professionals and students through media interaction, talking to community groups and sponsoring public lectures and workshops.
Providing members with information and other member services including counselling and forms to facilitate protection of their end of life rights.
DWDV provides referral to counselling but does not assist people to end their lives.