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Disabled Women Leading Inclusive Responses to Gender-Based Violence

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) has launched a 9-month project to address community and government responses to the global COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil, Haiti, Mongolia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Sri Lanka. MIUSA reached out to our network of disabled women leaders across the globe, and found reports of increased domestic violence, exclusion, discrimination, and de-prioritization of disabled women and girls during the current pandemic were universal.

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WILD Women Taking the Lead

With the COVID pandemic affecting everyone's lives around the world, MIUSA convened two calls to hear from women leaders with disabilities who attended our Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) and who represent 89 countries globally.

MIUSA Statement on Justice, Rights, and Equality

Disrupting the status quo, through peaceful, collective actions that make some people uncomfortable, some angry, and some strengthened by finally being heard, is how institutional change often happens in the U.S.A. We know this, in part, through our personal and professional participation in the disability rights movement. At this moment in the U.S., we are experiencing an uprising, a boiling over of outrage over the recent, racist murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery as well as countless others throughout the history of this country. CONTINUE READING

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MAKING WOMEN STRONGER

For more than 30 years, Mobility International USA (MIUSA) has empowered people with disabilities around the world to achieve their human rights through international exchange and international development. With MIUSA’s network of 2,300 alumni from 135 countries, we are advancing the rights and leadership of people with disabilities globally.

Global Perspectives on Disability at the University of Oregon

In Spring term of 2020, both graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in Global Perspectives on Disability, the interdisciplinary course led by MIUSA, offered through the International Studies department. Students were introduced to the history and development of disability rights movements across the world, key international laws and policies used to advance disability rights, and the importance of utilizing a human rights perspective.

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A Message from MIUSA CEO, Susan Sygall, about COVID-19

Dear MIUSA alumni and MIUSA supporters across the world,

I wanted to reach out to all of you to let you know that we at MIUSA are thinking of you and your families during these complex and challenging times.

We hope that things will be better soon, so we can continue all of our plans to work towards disability justice across the world.

As we all know, no one knows how long this situation will last. We realize that many of us are on the "high risk" category due to our age and/or disability and encourage all of us to do our part in limiting the spread of the virus.

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