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At a reception at the UN, Stephanie Ortoleva	encourages UN Women's Executive Director	Michelle Bachelet to include women with disabilities	in her work. Photo by Frank Della-Penna.

At a reception at the UN, Stephanie Ortoleva encourages UN Women's Executive Director Michelle Bachelet to include women with disabilities in her work. Photo by Frank Della-Penna.

American Society for International Law, International Disability Rights Interest Group – Stephanie Ortoleva serves as founder and Co-Chair of this Interest Group.

Disability Rights International – Stephanie Ortoleva is a member of the Board of Directors of this organization.

International Network of Women with Disabilities – INWWD is a group of international, regional, national or local organizations, groups or networks of women with disabilities, and individual women with disabilities and allied women to enable women with disabilities to share our knowledge and experience, enhance our capacity to speak up for our rights, empower ourselves to bring about positive change and inclusion in our communities and more.

National Organization for Women – Stephanie Ortoleva is the founder and current Co-Chair of the NOW Global Feminist Issues and Strategies Committee and previously served on the National NOW Board of Directors. 

United Nations Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Department of Economic and Social Affairs – Stephanie Ortoleva serves as an Expert Advisor to this UN entity and has drafted several papers and reports for it.

U.S. International Council on Disability – Stephanie Ortoleva is a member of the Board of Directors of this organization.

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AbleRoad.com - A Website and App to Help People with Disabilities Research and Review Businesses and Venues for Accessibility. The company has worked with Yelp, so users can see both the Yelp and AbleRoad ratings for a business on the same screen, with up to 200 results per search. The app allows users to add ratings and upload photos while on location and rate them for many factors relating to ease of access.


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Mobility International USA (MIUSA) works with disability advocates, the development sector, and international exchange professionals to advance disability rights around the world. By tapping into the international community, people with disabilities can build expertise and skills needed for advocating for human rights and social justice. Learn more about MIUSA and explore their extensive resources at http://www.miusa.org/build


Sisters of Frida, a disabled women's cooperative based in the United Kingdom. Sisters of Frida is an experimental co operative of disabled and allied women. We want a new way of sharing experiences, mutual support and relationships with different networks.  The barriers and multiple discrimination have not changed, we still struggle to have our voices heard as disabled women in our own rights. We would like a sisterhood, a circle of disabled women and allies to discuss, share our experiences and explore possibilities.  We took a long time deliberating on a name. We are disabled women but that is not our only identity – we are also embracing the whole package of being women and disabled. And we believe strongly in the social model of disability. We want to celebrate the difference of being of different ethnic origins, different cultures and nationalities, of different sexual orientation, of being mums, having partners and being single women. We are creative and our creativeness is born from our identities – of the very pain of being impaired and disabled at times. But we are not victims.  Hence we found a role model in Frida Kahlo. She is not one immediately associated with disability and yet her art was filled with images of the crippled body. She was also an activist and she wanted a life full of love, of relationships. In her art we also glimpse the dark landscape of her mental health in the aftermath of still births and in her stormy relationship with Diego Rivera.  We can strive to live our lives as full as she did

Website: http://sisofrida.org
Facebook group : https://www.facebook.com/groups/sisofrida/
twitter: @FridasSisters


34 Million Friends of the United Nations Population Fund states:  “When the world takes  care of women, women take care of the world.  The United Nations Population Fund Takes Care of the World's Women.  Please become one of 34 Million Friends of the women of the world through the United Nations Population Fund.”  http://34MILLIONFRIENDS.org


Disability Rights International is a non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the human rights and full participation in society of people with disabilities worldwide. http://www.disabilityrightsintl.org


International Network of Women with Disabilities – INWWD is a group of international, regional, national or local organizations, groups or networks of women with disabilities, and individual women with disabilities and allied women to enable women with disabilities to share our knowledge and experience, enhance our capacity to speak up for our rights, empower ourselves to bring about positive change and inclusion in our communities and more.
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