Women Enabled International is committed to uplifting the experiences and intersectional existence of women and girls with disabilities. Too often, women and girls with disabilities are left out of mainstream conversations around gender while simultaneously suffering similar underrepresentation in discussions on disability. This blog, launched in November 2019, is a challenge to those narrow definitions that position the women’s and disability rights movements as separate, or exclusive to one another. Women with disabilities are women, too. Here’s to Rewriting the Narrative.
WEI report pulls together responses to a global survey from 100 women, non-binary, and trans persons with disabilities and seeks to provide the guidance for responding to this crisis in a way that protects rights at the intersection of gender and disability. Continue reading COVID-19 at the Intersection of Gender and Disability: Findings of a Global Survey
Aurora Berger Photographer “Working within the frameworks of capacity and disability, I use photographs to examine and reclaim my own identity.” – Aurora Berger Aurora Berger is an award-winning photographer with visual and physical disabilities based in rural Vermont, USA. As a visually impaired artist, Aurora not only uses…
COVID-19, sometimes called the coronavirus, has impacted the health and safety of communities around the world. We at Women Enabled International believe it is having a particular impact on women, girls, non-binary, and gender non-conforming persons with disabilities, including on their economic livelihoods. This month, we’re highlighting the work of…
A practical guide for preventing, addressing, and documenting domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. A collaboration of WEI, MADRE, Media Matters for Women, MenEngage Alliance, Nobel Women’s Initiative, OutRight Action International, and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF). Continue reading From Global Coordination to Local Strategies: A Practical Approach to Prevent, Address and Document Domestic Violence under COVID-19
In efforts to respond to COVID-19, women, girls, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming persons with disabilities have been left behind. This Statement seeks to articulate particular issues that are impacting rights at the intersection of gender and disability during this crisis and provide guidance to governments, United Nations entities, healthcare providers, and civil society organizations who are involved in the response. Read the full Statement here. Continue reading Endorse the Statement on Rights at the Intersection of Gender and Disability During COVID-19