WEI Survey and Mapping Project

Updated May 2018

WEI received generous funding for a survey and mapping project to foster a greater understanding of global advocacy for the rights of women and girls with disabilities. Through an online survey launched on August 18, 2015 and interviews conducted in January and February 2016, WEI produced this comprehensive mapping report of the field of advocates for the rights of women and girls with disabilities globally and nationally.

Released on March 8, 2016, International Women's Day, WEI's Report is the first-ever such report and map. It includes data, analysis and infographics of the leaders, venues, and locations where women's disability rights advocates and organizations are especially active, suggests where the gaps are and where there are opportunities for collaboration, and helps in achieving greater collective impact.

An overwhelmingly clear finding from the Report is that the growing number of disabled women and their organizations working for the rights of women and girls with disabilities is increasingly passionate, energetic and committed to this urgent effort. Furthermore, these women want to work collaboratively, share a desire to enhance their skills and demand their rights unequivocally. These findings form the basis for the development of enhanced mechanisms for collaboration and significantly increased funding for these organizations and this important work.


The Report:

Enabling a Global Human Rights Movement for Women and Girls with Disabilities: Global Disabled Women's Rights Advocacy Report PDF format

Enabling a Global Human Rights Movement for Women and Girls with Disabilities: Global Disabled Women's Rights Advocacy Report in Microsoft Word format


The Report Map:

As of May 2018, there are over 600 organizations on WEI's interactive map.
For an accessible list of these organizations, please see the report appendices.

Click on any country's purple pinpoint to view its organizations.

Map Key: There are seven categories of organizations shown on the map, each identified by a corresponding symbol:

💜 Women with Disabilities (WWD) Organizations
♀   Women's Rights Organizations
♿ Disability Rights Organizations
🗝 Human Rights Organizations
📕 Academic Organizations
💱 Funding Entities
🏛 Government Entities

There are two appendices with more detail on the mapped organizations, including wherever applicable, the organization’s website, contact information, social media accounts, and the organization’s "category."

This map is continually updated. If you would like to submit your organization or one you know of that advocates for the rights of women and girls with disabilities, please email info@womenenabled.org with the organization’s name, website (if applicable), and contact information.


Report Documents Library


Project Update History

1/28/2018: Respondent appendices have been updated - see Appendices IIIA and IIIB. As of today, there are over 600 organizations listed.

4/30/2018: Respondent appendices have been updated - see Appendices IIIA and IIIB. As of today, there are over 600 organizations listed.

8/9/2017: Respondent appendices have been updated - see Appendices IIIA and IIIB. As of today, there are 385 organizations listed.

8/31/2016 update: A new supporting document entitled "The Funding Gap" has been added to the WEI Survey and Mapping Project.

10/24/2016 update: Respondent appendices have been updated - see Appendices IIIA and IIIB.

1/14/2017 update: Respondent appendices have been updated - see Appendices IIIA and IIIB. Appendix IV has been incorporated into Appendix IIIB.


About WEI

Women Enabled International (WEI) is a global not-for-profit organization incorporated in Washington, DC and holds U.S. IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. WEI advocates for the rights of women and persons with disabilities, with a focus on the rights of women and girls with disabilities in collaboration with women’s and women with disabilities rights organizations worldwide. Through such collaborations, WEI fosters cooperation between organizations of women and girls with disabilities and women's rights organizations for understanding, cross-cutting advocacy, and the advancement of all women and girls.

Women Enabled International focuses on human rights programming and training in developing, and post-conflict countries to ensure the inclusion of women and girls with disabilities in international policy and development program design and implementation. Through advocacy and education, WEI has increased the importance of addressing issues such as violence against women, sexual and reproductive rights and health, access to justice, education, employment, development policy and more, and their impact on women and girls with disabilities.

For updates and information on human rights, women’s rights and the rights of women with disabilities internationally, visit WEI’s website at:  www.WomenEnabled.org; follow @WomenEnabled on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/WomenEnabled; find and like WomenEnabled on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/WomenEnabled.org; and connect with WEI on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com.

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