2016 Annual Report

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Published February 2017

Women Enabled International is pleased to release our 2016 Annual Report highlighting the accomplishments we've made this year.



With the help of our supporters, WEI accomplished much in 2016!

  • In January, WEI President Stephanie Ortoleva was named one of Women's E-News 21 Leaders for the 21st Century in 2016. More info.
  • In March, WEI was a featured speaker at the CSW60 Side Event, "Sustainable Development Goals or Sidelining Disabled Girls? Making SDGs Stand for All Women and Girls." More info.
  • On March 8, International Women's Day, WEI's groundbreaking Survey and Mapping Project was officially released, with the goal of fostering a greater understanding of human rights advocates globally. More info.
  • In September, WEI President Stephanie Ortoleva participated in the 13th Annual AWID International Forum in Brazil, where she organized panels for training on WEI's accountABILITY Toolkit and for Abortion stigma and Disability Stigma – Similarities and Differences, in collaboration with the Center for Reproductive Rights.
  • In September, WEI President Stephanie Ortoleva participated in "A RightsBased Approach to Zika: Putting Women and Girls at the Center of the Global Response."
  • In November, WEI President Stephanie Ortoleva participated in the expert group meeting "Advancing the rights and perspectives of women and girls with disabilities in development and society" organized by The Division for Social Policy and Development of DESA with the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • In December, WEI announced the forthcoming WEI accountABILITY Toolkit which empowers women with disabilities and organizations, by offering guidance on the use of UN Human Rights Mechanisms. More info.
To support WEI's continued work advocating and advancing the rights of women and girls with disabilities worldwide, please donate here. Women Enabled International, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

    Thank you for considering Women Enabled International

    Stephanie Ortoleva, Esq., President and Founder
    Women Enabled International
    200 Massachusetts Ave NW
    Suite 700
    Washington, DC 20001

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