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Building Strong Communities through Training in Kenya

01/25/2016 - 01/29/2016

At the end of January, U.S. experts worked alongside United Disabled Persons of Kenya (UDPK), a leading DPO in Kenya to conduct a five-day intensive training in Kenya. Kenya is one of the RightsNow! countries in which participants examined national and international laws and policies, identified principles of effective legislation, explored tactics for advocacy, and created collaborative action plans to promote enforcement of laws to protect disability rights.

Advancing Disability Rights and Leadership Globally

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the ADA in Eugene, Oregon


On Monday, November 30th the UO Division of Equity and Inclusion hosted a celebration event for the 25th American Disabilities Act (ADA) Anniversary. Attendees experienced an engaging program for the event with the participation of MIUSA, UO faculty and students, and a showing of the video: "Lives Worth Living". There was also a networking reception before the video.

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Talk to Us! NAFSA Web Chat for International Education Week


On November 16, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. EST NAFSA: Association of International Educators joined the Association on Higher Education And Disability (AHEAD) and Mobility International USA (MIUSA) to explore the 2015 theme for International Education Week (IEW), “Access for All,” in a special live chat focusing on students with physical disabilities and education abroad in an one-hour Collegial Conversation.

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No Boundaries: High School Travel and Study Abroad Fair


The World Affairs Council of Oregon put on an exciting event for high school adventure seekers in Portland, Oregon to reach students from diverse backgrounds. 

The No Boundaries: Travel and Study Abroad Fair featured tips and tools for first-time travelers, low-income families, students with disabilities, and other high school students wanting to learn about the benefits and opportunities for international exchange programs. 

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Divided No More: CIEE Annual Conference in Berlin

11/04/2015 - 11/07/2015

As international educators, we aspire to make going abroad possible for talented students who believe that it's out of reach. With initiatives like Generation Study Abroad (GSA) placing emphasis on removing barriers for underrepresented students, it's a prime time to think about how we can effect change within our own spheres of influence, large or small.

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Brilliant & Resilient Photo Exhibit in El Salvador

10/30/2015 - 11/02/2015

The Brilliant & Resilient Photo Exhibit premiered in El Salvador at the Terazza Hotel.

The international traveling exhibit featured portraits and vignettes of 30 women activists with disabilities from around the world. The exhibition was also a space to promote networking and partnerships between women leaders with disabilities and human rights, development, and government agencies. Nearly 100 people attended the event, including 25 women leaders with disabilities from throughout El Salvador.

A group of people with and without disabilities. Several people use wheelchairs. The group includes men and women.

RightsNow! Project Activities Begin in Armenia

10/19/2015 - 10/23/2015

Working with the Center for Women with Special Needs (AGATE), a local disabled women’s organization, the U.S. team convened leaders from disability, government, civil society and private sectors, to explore legal frameworks and strategies for addressing critical issues including physical accessibility, education, employment and access to legal services.