Here are some ways in which MIUSA is working towards justice and advancing disability rights and leadership globally:
We are building a pipeline of disabled leaders through citizen diplomacy by offering free services and resources as part of the National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange.
- Watch our Passport to Possibilities video.
- Read our article, "Access the World Via International Exchange," in the latest issue of New Mobility magazine.
We are working for disability justice worldwide through legislative action, community organizing, and government participation.
- Visit our sister website, Global Disability RightsNow! to find case studies and practical tools.
We are supporting disabled women leaders to effect change in their communities and around the world.
- Explore the Women's Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) program.
- Discover our new project supporting disabled women to take leadership in addressing COVID-19.
We are harnessing the power of the arts as a medium to create a world as it should be.
- View our "Loud, Proud and Passionate" community mural.
- Play a recording of our "Story of WILD" stage performance, both celebrating the power of disabled women leaders.
We are supporting youth with disabilities in dozens of countries to add self-advocacy and disability inclusion to their leadership toolkit.
- Learn about MIUSA's involvement with U.S. Department of State-sponsored exchange programs for youth overseas, including the FLEX, YEAR, and YES programs.
We are sharing best practices for implementing disability rights legislation with international activists.
This includes disabled activists and allies fighting for independent living in Armenia and for sign language access in Kenya.
We are ensuring that higher education includes global perspectives on disability.
- Dive into our online course offered through the University of Oregon.
We are holding the international development community accountable for implementing a disability inclusion strategy.
- Meet the member organizations of MIUSA's Excellence in Development and Disability Inclusion (EDDI) membership initiative.