advocacy

Sports Play a Role in Disability Advocacy

Sports Play a Role in Disability Advocacy 0

In the Spotlight: Armenian Association for the Disabled (Pyunic), a national non-profit advocacy and service organization located in Yerevan, Armenia. Mr. Hakob Abrahamyan, President of Pyunic, shares the motivation behind his work and the status of disability in his country. What is your mission at Pyunic? Armenian Association for the Disabled (Pyunic) was established in [...]

Advocacy for Disabled Women in Armenia

Advocacy for Disabled Women in Armenia 0

  In the Spotlight: Agate Center for Women with Disabilities with Special Needs, a Disabled People’s Organization (DPO) located in Gyumri, Armenia. Ms. Karine Grigoryan, founder and President of the Agate Center, shares the motivation behind her work and the status of disability in her country.   What is your mission at Agate? “Our mission [...]

New Video: Make a Change!

New Video: Make a Change! 0

“We won’t wait, it’s time to infiltrate!” Filmed during MIUSA’s 2013 Gender, Disability and Development Institute (GDDI), twenty-one women with disabilities urge the international development community to recognize and utilize their expertise as consultants, advisors and leaders. For too long, women and girls with disabilities have been excluded from critical development programs such as education, [...]

International Partnership Tackles Medias Role in Disability Advocacy

International Partnership Tackles Medias Role in Disability Advocacy 0

With the changing nature of media, there is more space for a variety of perspectives. Reporting on disability has often suffered from a lack of first-hand experience, and now people with disabilities have a wider range of options to take control of getting their own stories out into the public. Recently, two partners from Serbia [...]

Demanding Change

Demanding Change 0

Never underestimate the power of disabled women. Especially when they’re WILD women fighting their way to the forefront of the social debates, strategic planning sessions, and discussions about ending violence, illiteracy, unemployment, poverty, and inaccessible health services. When Rosy Sujatha Kulandai boarded a plane in Chennai, India, she embarked on a transformational journey with determination. [...]

Thank the Champions Alongside You

Thank the Champions Alongside You 0

If you are a person with a disability out there voicing your rights to get involved in whatever opportunity is your interest, or making change in your community for better access — wherever you are in the world — we are grateful to you! You persist in the face of many unknowns in a tireless, [...]

What Rights Do People with Disabilities have Abroad?

What Rights Do People with Disabilities have Abroad? 0

Over the last forty years, the United States has made incredible strides towards equality for people with disabilities. Because of laws like Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), those of us with disabilities have rights that ensure buildings are accessible, television programs are captioned, and discrimination is minimized. [...]

The Power of Disabled Women Activists

The Power of Disabled Women Activists 0

For International Women’s Day, MIUSA recognizes and celebrates all women leaders with disabilities around the world who are revolutionizing the status of women and girls worldwide. View some of these amazing women in this slideshow. Be part of the revolution! Your donation supports our upcoming women with disabilities projects, including the Women’s Institute on Leadership [...]

Reflections of Ghana

Reflections of Ghana 0

Tomorrow will mark the two-month anniversary of my return from a summer spent in Ghana. Sometimes I still get flashbacks so vivid it’s like I’m walking the dusty streets of Accra again. I spent six weeks in Ghana as part of a program through the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism. From Monday to Friday, [...]

Beyond WILD: Representing Women with Disabilities in South Asia

Beyond WILD: Representing Women with Disabilities in South Asia 0

Photo credit, above: Darcy Kiefel Photography Over the past three months Ms. Manique Gunaratne, a MIUSA alumna from Sri Lanka who is blind, has represented women with disabilities in the international development arena throughout South Asia. In March, Manique participated with other renowned disability rights activists, development aid donors and recipients in a three-day seminar [...]