Celebrating Women with Disabilities beyond International Women's Day
For International Women's Day, MIUSA recognized and celebrated all women leaders with disabilities around the world. In months ahead, we will continue these efforts with those who are revolutionizing the status of women and girls worldwide.
MIUSA is pleased to highlight our upcoming women with disabilities projects for this year:
In August, MIUSA’s Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) will bring together 30 women leaders with disabilities from approximately 30 different countries to Eugene, OR. This Institute will enable disabled women activists to strengthen their leadership skills, promote inclusive international development programming, and learn strategies for implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
This year, MIUSA is also supporting WILD alumni through a seed grants program. MIUSA awarded grants to 2012 WILD alumni in eleven countries to lead projects that promote inclusion of women and girls with disabilities in community development programs. Read more about the WILD Seed Grants Program.
Finally, MIUSA will be releasing the new "Brilliant and Resilient" Photo Exhibition book later this year, featuring portraits and vignettes of 50 WILD women. Read more about the Brilliant and Resilient Photo Exhibition project.
In honor of women's achievements around the world, we invite you to watch our slideshow on our blog of our WILD women photos, and share the YouTube videos below.
Creating a World As It Should Be(R): The Power of Disabled Women Activists. The video is captioned and also available in Spanish and Arabic.
The Loud, Proud and Passionate! (R) Music Video as been viewed by over 22,000 people throughout the world.