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.
 
Our Vision: Women Enabled International envisions a world where women and girls with disabilities claim human rights, act in solidarity and lead self-determined lives.

Learn more about our approach and strategic goals

Read and endorse statement on COVID-19 and WWD

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

Read and endorse this statement, published on April 8, 2020.

 

How has COVID-19 affected you?

WEI recognizes the particular impact that COVID-19 will have for the health and safety of our community—women, girls, non-binary, and gender non-conforming persons with disabilities worldwide.

To ensure that we get a full picture of how COVID-19 is affecting rights at the intersection of gender and disability, we have created an online survey.

English survey: https://bit.ly/WEICOVID19Survey

encuesta español: https://bit.ly/WEICOVID19ES

Please complete this survey and help us collect critical evidence that will inform and underscore WEI’s advocacy for better policies that fully respect, protect, and fulfill rights at the intersection of gender and disability.

If you prefer, you may download the survey as a Microsoft Word file that you may complete, save, and email back to us at WEICOVID19Survey@gmail.com

Thank you, and well wishes to you, your families, and communities.

 

Have you explored the WEI blog?

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The Rewriting the Narrative Blog is live! Rewriting the Narrative with WEI is a blog space dedicated to uplifting and centering the stories of women and girls with disabilities and disability justice allies around the globe. Here’s to rewriting the narrative, one story at a time.

Visit the new blog for all WEI news and recent publications.

Tools, Guidelines and Key Publications


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New!

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

WEI and the United Nations Population Fund announce this new publication, funded by the Government of Spain and officially launched on November 28, 2018. These guidelines 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.

Learn more

 

WEI Fact Sheets

Each fact sheet is an overview of frequent violations of the rights of women and girls with disabilities, and examples of what governments must do to realize these rights.

  • Right to Education for Women and Girls with Disabilities
    (English and Easy Read)
  • Access to Justice for Women and Girls with Disabilities
    (English and Easy Read)
  • Legal Capacity of Women and Girls with Disabilities
    (English, Spanish and Easy Read)
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities
    (English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, and Easy Read)
  • The Right to be free from Gender-Based Violence
    (English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, and Easy Read)
  • Information about the United Nations for Women and Girls with Disabilities
    (EasyRead)

View WEI Fact Sheets

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New! 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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