The First Regional WILD program will bring together women leaders with disabilities from China, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka for an eight-day training in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
May 23, 2018 - May 30, 2018
Sixteen women with disabilities from China, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka will be selected to participate in an eight-day Women's Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Delegates will exchange experiences, explore strategies, strengthen a regional network of support, and create collaborative plans to promote inclusion of women with disabilities in community development efforts.
As part of the training, a one-day Gender, Disability and Development Institute (GDDI) will convene representatives from development, social justice and philanthropic organizations with WILD participants in dialogues and action planning to ensure participation of women with disabilities in the development process.
Following the training, regional WILD participants will receive small grants to support implementation of WILD workshops for other women and girls with disabilities in their communities.
The Regional WILD program is supported by the Open Society Foundations, Channel Foundation and MIUSA's Women's Leadership fund.
Colombo, Sri Lanka