In collaboration with 12 youth advocates with diverse disabilities from the US, Canada, Latin America, UK, Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific, WEI undertook a project to adapt key resources about human rights at the intersection of gender and disability into more youth-friendly formats. Through surveys and a series of focus group consultations, we asked young people about the topics that interest them, their approaches to activism, and the most effective formats and channels for reaching their peers.
“Thank you very much for inviting me to the focus group. It was very interesting to listen to different views.” – youth activist and focus group participant
“It would be great to have more discussions and really know what everyone’s advocacy is and the amazing work they are doing!” – youth activist and focus group participant
The young people’s feedback led to the creation of two new WEI learning resources in formats tailored for a younger audience: a digital action pack and an interactive online glossary, now available on the WEI website:
Interactive Glossary: https://womenenabled.org/glossary/
Digital Action Pack: https://womenenabled.org/digital-action-pack/
These dynamic, digital, accessible, and youth-friendly tools will help empower new and emerging activists around the globe who are looking to advance disability rights and/or gender rights from an intersectional lens. This project was made possible through a Strategic Partnership Grant from the Disability Rights Fund, and WEI is excited about the potential for these to serve as a springboard for supporting and amplifying youth activism in our global movement.
“We are confident that WEI together with youth activists have produced useful, interactive and dynamic youth friendly resources. We look forward to promoting these resources” – Christina Parasyn, Technical Assistance Director, DRF/DRAF