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Rewriting the Narrative is our blog spot, dedicated to highlighting the stories of women, girls and non-binary persons with disabilities around the globe. We encourage you to visit for stories from around the globe... and add your story!

June 14, 2021 Update—New publications!

Document cover page Guaranteeing Rights at the Intersection of Gender and Disability in COVID-19 Response

In August 2020, WEI partnered with UNFPA, UN Women, and seven women-with-disability-led organizations to document and respond to the lived experiences of women, girls, and gender non-conforming persons with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis. 

More than 300 persons with disabilities and their advocates across the world shared their experiences with us, with a particular focus on sexual and reproductive health and rights, the right to freedom from violence, and related rights. As a result of this research, we produced five resources to guide pandemic response and recovery and seek to set a new standard for future crisis preparation that ensures human rights and inclusion at the intersection of gender and disability.

Women, girls, nonbinary, trans, and gender non-conforming persons with disabilities must not be left behind in efforts to respond to COVID-19.

View WEI's response to the pandemic.


Women Enabled International (WEI) strongly condemns the continued police violence and murder of members of the Black community in the United States. Read our full statement

Generation Equality Forums / Los Foros Generación Igualdad

posted Mar. 30, 2021

The Inclusive Generation Equality Collective has created an advocacy platform to ensure no one is left behind on the road to gender equality. The Generation Equality Forums must be inclusive of feminists with disabilities!  Please read, endorse, and share!

El Colectivo Inclusivo de Generación Igualdad creó una plataforma de incidencia para que no se deje a nadie atrás en el camino hacia la igualdad de género. ¡Los Foros Generación Igualdad deben incluir a feministas con discapacidad!  Lee, apoya y comparte la plataforma. 
Read Women Enabled International's full statement

Tools, Guidelines and Key Publications


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Abortion and Disability: Towards an Intersectional Human Rights-Based Approach

WEI’s new publication, Abortion and Disability: Towards an Intersectional Human Rights-Based Approach, marks a ground-breaking effort to bring the voices of women with disabilities into ongoing debates between the reproductive rights and disability rights movements around abortion on the basis of fetal impairment. 

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Women and Young Persons with Disabilities: Guidelines for Providing Rights-Based and Gender-Responsive Services to Address Gender-Based Violence and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

This 2018 publication by WEI and the U.N. Population Fund aim to provide practical and concrete guidelines for making GBV and SRHR services more inclusive of and accessible to women and young persons with disabilities and for targeting interventions to meet their disability-specific needs.  Available in Spanish, English, French, and Easy Read Formats.

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WEI accountABILITY Toolkit

WEI presents this free toolkit to empower organizations that advocate for the rights of women with disabilities and assist them in using available U.N. human rights mechanisms. The guides are available in English and Spanish PDFs and accessible Microsoft Word formats. In addition, accompanying Fact Sheets are available in Chinese and Arabic.

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WEI Fact Sheets

Each fact sheet is an overview of the frequent violations of the rights of women, girls, and gender non-forming people with disabilities, and examples of what governments must do to realize these rights. Topics covered include: Rights During Conflict and Humanitarian Emergencies, Right to Education, Access to Justice, Legal Capacity, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Right, Freedom from Gender-Based Violence, and Information about the United Nations. Mutiple languages and easy read versions available.

View WEI Fact Sheets

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ACCESS: Good Practices

WEI has created overviews of good practices for organizations and individuals for including Women with Disabilities in their social media communities and when planning international meetings. More topics to come! Available as Accessible PDFs.

View Good Practices Guides

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WEI's Interactive Map of Global Advocates

A groundbreaking interactive map of organizations that advocate for the rights of women and girls with disabilities. Released on International Women's Day in 2016, it has grown to include 690 organizations.

Find organizations in most countries worldwide working for the rights of disabled women and girls and aligned women’s rights organizations, disability rights organizations, academic institutions and more!

WEI's Map of Advocates

Updated November 22, 2019

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Equal Justice Works Fellowship
posted Sept. 2, 2021


Our Mission:  
Women Enabled International
advances human rights at the intersection of gender and disability to: respond to the lived experiences of women and girls with disabilities; promote inclusion and participation; and achieve transformative equality.
 
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We envision a world where women and girls with disabilities claim human rights, act in solidarity and lead self-determined lives.

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