The Power of Disabled Women Activists
A video highlighting the vision, determination, challenges and recommendations for including women and girls in international development programs.
Mobility International USA is pleased to announce the release of a new video, Creating A World As It Should Be®: The Power of Disabled Women Activists. The video documents the power of women leaders with disabilities in their quest to be included in international development programs. It is available on YouTube in honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, 2012.
Interviews with highly accomplished women with disabilities highlight the vision, determination, challenges and recommendations for including women and girls in international development programs. Their eloquent and passionate message resonates the need for the international development community to form partnerships with disabled women activists so that women and girls with disabilities can be included in all programs, such as health, microcredit, HIV/AIDS and violence prevention, education, and emergency response.
- Annie Malinga, National Coordinator of Zimbabwe Women with Disabilities in Development
The video also focuses on MIUSA's unique model of international leadership training, the Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability, which has brought together 176 women with disabilities who are grassroots leaders from over 80 countries. Sharing strategies across borders, this powerful, uplifting and invigorating documentary portrays activists who are paving the way for women and girls in their own countries to achieve their human rights.
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