WEI News

 

Latest News

post featured image

Quarterly Newsletter: Celebrating Partnership and Community at WEI

Posted: 2022-05-03 15:03:25

Dear Disabled Women’s Rights Supporter, Women Enabled International is the sole international human rights advocacy organization focusing exclusively at the intersection of gender and disability, but ours is not a solo mission.  Everything we do is in collaboration with feminists with disabilities at the regional and national levels. This edition of WEI e-news offers examples […]

Continue Reading
post featured image

WEI Joins INGOs in Filing Amicus Brief to the European Court of Human Rights on Poland’s Abortion Law

Posted: 2022-01-26 21:04:19

Women Enabled International joins eight other leading international human rights organizations in filing an amicus brief before the European Court of Human Rights on Poland’s restrictive abortion law.  “Restrictive abortion laws such as Poland’s are contrary to international and European human rights standards and public health guidelines. They compromise women’s freedom, dignity, health, and lives. Our […]

Continue Reading
post featured image

2020 Annual Report

Posted: 2022-01-10 21:29:46

In a year marked by crisis and assault on human rights, particularly for women and other gender minorities with disabilities, Women Enabled International and our partners around the world drew on our collective strength and expanded the limits of our resiliency. We equipped feminists with disabilities to use their power to claim their rights, compelled […]

Continue Reading
post featured image

Visibility and Its Real-World Implications

Posted: 2021-06-21 10:22:37

In my work as an advocate for greater awareness of the global burden of diarrheal disease and the tools that can help solve it, I’m struck by how illness is so often a proxy for inequitable access to basic needs. There’s even a term for it: “diseases of poverty.” Diarrhea is rarely a killer in […]

Continue Reading
post featured image

40 Years of CEDAW: Keeping Women with Disabilities on the Agenda

Posted: 2021-06-21 10:19:59

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). This human rights treaty, to which almost every country has signed on, has helped transform the world by providing a legal framework to ensure the respect, protection, and fulfillment of the rights of all […]

Continue Reading

Subscribe to our Newsletter