From the very beginning 35 years ago, empowering women with disabilities has been a top priority within the work we do at MIUSA. Despite being one of the most marginalized populations in the world who experience double discrimination, women with disabilities offer tremendous leadership and the ability to transform communities.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) may officially land on December 3rd every year, but in this video address, MIUSA CEO Susan Sygall explains how, through the work that MIUSA and countless others are doing worldwide, we are making everyday IDPD.
A joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education, International Education Week is an annual event to promote international understanding and build support for international education/exchange. Running from November 16-20th, the theme for IEW 2015 is "Access for All," challenging all of us to think critically and creatively about not only how we can remove barriers to international education, but also how international education itself can become a vehicle for social justice. See the lastest Statistics on U.S.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and to kick off National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the National Disability Mentoring Coalition has named 25 leaders as the first inductees into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame. Selection criteria included the individuals' demonstrated commitment to mentoring and the impact of their contributions on improving the lives of people with disabilities.
With over 2,300 incredible individuals from over 135 countries, MIUSA alumni are the most important network that we have to make the changes in the world for people with disabilities.
To make sustainable, bold change we need to be in contact with each and every one of you!
You are our family! We want to stay updated on your professional and personal accomplishments since meeting you on your MIUSA experience.
We at MIUSA are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with disability activists and their allies here in the United States and throughout the world. In doing so, we are honoring all those who are working each day to enhance the lives of people with disabilities so that we may have the same rights and opportunities as our non-disabled peers.
We applaud U.S. Secretary of State Mr. John Kerry for raising visibility of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the rights of people with disabilities globally in his op-ed article published in The Guardian "The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25: Now we must work for global equality."
InterAction, an alliance of non-governmental organizations comprised of 191 members, appointed MIUSA CEO and Co-Founder Susan Sygall as one of seven new Board Members who were unanimously voted into office at InterAction’s 2015 Annual Members Meeting.
Watch the ECA historical timeline video on Disability and International Exchange Programs, in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the ADA as well as highlighting 75 years of International Exchange Programs!
The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is committed to including people with disabilities as exchange program participants and to advancing disability rights in the United States and abroad.
Passport to Possibilities
International opportunities through study or volunteering abroad can have far-reaching benefits. Four people with disabilities share their experiences in this new video. Also learn how the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange, a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by MIUSA, can help in preparations.
Open Passport to Possibilities in YouTube to favorite it. Also if needed, download the transcripts under Documents.