New Video! Celebrating Leaders on International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021

Screenshot from the video showing a blue map with six countries highlighted in orange: Haiti, Brazil, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Sri Lanka and Mongolia.
In honor of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we are proud to share a new video, Women with Disabilities Leading the Fight Against Gender-based Violence during the Pandemic.

The video highlights the leadership of disabled women activists in six countries and their innovative approaches to making gender-based violence services more inclusive during the COVID-19 pandemic. This project was a unique opportunity for women with disabilities to be recognized and respected as leaders in their communities.

Available in multiple formats and languages, this video includes international sign language and audio description, as well as versions in French, Mongolian, Portuguese, and Sinhalese. In addition, six local videos were created by our project partners in each country. All videos are available via MIUSA and our partners’ social media channels on December 3rd, 2021.

We invite you join us in celebrating these leaders and we salute the contributions of disability rights change-makers everywhere who are working to create a more peaceful and just world.

Watch, like, comment and share the video in five languages:

Bonus videos: Watch the short and powerful videos created by our local partners in six countries:

Learn more about the project: