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.
WILD brings 25 women with disabilities, emerging leaders from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East, to Eugene, Oregon, tentatively planned in Summer 2021 for a 3-week intensive leadership training program.
WILD delegates break down preconceived barriers of what is possible. In workshops, site visits and team-building activities, disabled women tackle challenges, build skills and generate ideas for improving the lives of women and girls with disabilities.
WILD is conducted in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, American Sign Language (with Certified Deaf Interpreters) and other languages as possible.
WHO ARE WILD WOMEN?
WILD women are selected for their activism, leadership potential, community ties, passion and creative ideas. They are women with visual, hearing, physical, psychosocial, learning, intellectual, health and other disabilities.
WILD women are from diverse backgrounds; they represent different cultures, ethnicities, and professions. They are agents of change in their communities, addressing critical issues, such as youth leadership, reproductive health, education, economic empowerment, HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence.
All of the WILD women are passionate about paving the way for young disabled woman and girls - and many focus their community projects on empowering girls with disabilities to reach for the highest dreams and aspirations.
The impact of WILD is clear. WILD alumni go on to serve as ministers in presidential cabinets, CEOs of their own organizations, teachers, athletes and doctoral students; they are passing new national disability rights legislation, running for office, and changing the status quo. Loud, Proud and Passionate!® is the battle cry of women wanting to change the world.
With your support, we can build an even larger pipeline of women leaders to reach the critical mass needed for social change.
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