Call for applications are invited at 6th International Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD)

Call for applications are invited at 6th International Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) from August 6 to 27, 2012 at Eugene, Oregon, USA.

MIUSA’s Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) will bring together around 30 women leaders with disabilities from approximately 30 different countries to create new visions, strengthen leadership skills and build international networks of support for inclusive international development programming.

The three-week program comprise participation in seminars, workshops and discussions, conduct on-site visits, and participate in team-building activities, to explore challenges and exchange strategies for increasing leadership opportunities and participation of women and girls with disabilities in international development programs.

The WILD program will include interactive workshops, site visits and practical activities on significant issues for women with disabilities, including:

  • National and International Policies and Legislation, including the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Disability Policy
  • Educational rights and opportunities including specialized and inclusive schools, policy and legal rights, services and accommodations for accessibility
  • Leadership for economic empowerment, including higher education, training models, supported employment, microenterprise, private sector partnerships, career mentorship, skill-building, employment policy, and career development.
  • Health and family issues including parenting, health care, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health and violence prevention
  • Using the media
  • Coalition building
  • Organizational development and sustainability, including funding resources and strategies, and fostering partnerships with community organizations and businesses
  • Goals and action plans to promote collaborative relationships with other organizations for the inclusion of women and girls with disabilities in international development programs.
  • Inclusive international development, including exchanging strategies for inclusion with representatives from U.S-based international development organizations and/or human rights organizations
  • Cultural and team-building experiences
  • Mentorship and networking

Those eligible to apply includes:

  • Women leaders with disabilities throughout the world are from Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Middle East, Eurasia, Latin America and South Pacific as well as established leaders or professionals or emerging young leaders, ages 21 and above are also eligible to apply.
  • Members in an organization led by and for people with disabilities or by and for women with particular attention to issues of women and girls with disabilities civil society organization committed to the inclusion of women and girls with disabilities
  • Committed to and have the capacity for increasing leadership opportunities of women with disabilities in the community and/or country
  • Committed to and have the capacity for increasing the participation of women and girls with disabilities in international development programs

MIUSA will provide:

  • Roundtrip airplane tickets for participants to travel from home countries to Eugene, Oregon, USA
  • Travel health insurance during the WILD program
  • Food, lodging, program activities and accessible public transportation during the WILD program
  • Disability-related accommodations, including sign language interpreters, funding for personal assistants and others

Application deadline: March 1, 2012

 For further information, visit the link.

Comments

  1. I am Nassir president of the Iraqi Southern sun Association for the economic development , we would like to support the private sector –by an project (( training businesswomen on leadership and management in the province of Maysan – Iraq))
    Please guide writing project – and the period of the project – and the project budget
    With the application form

  2. Gertrude Yayra Hukporty says:

    application forms to fill please.
    Thank you

  3. sani Mariam says:

    je m’appelle Mariama Sani, je suis la présidente de l’AFHPE Association des femmes Handicapées pleine d’expérience. je suis dans le reseau des femmes en leaidership et developement. mon association recrute toutes femmes ou fille en sitiation de l’handicapé physique en les sensibilisant sur la lutte contre des grossesse non désirée, le VIH/SIDA et toutes autres maladis, nous avons l’activité tel que la transformation des produits agroalimentaires comme dégué du mil, manque séché, des couscous de trois céréales etc.
    je suis également directrice Générale de MARISE DECOR, et MARISE FISHE, je suis membre de la JCI depuis 2004 à Niamey au Niger.

    merci

  4. Marly dos Santos says:

    I’m Marly, a woman with disability, 49 yaers of age, who live in São Paulo,Brasil.
    I am a militant of the woman with disability, I m part of the Municipal Council of People with Disability in the city of São Paulo, on association and a political party, where I discuss the disabled person and especially women with disability.
    I would love to be chosen to be part of the 30 women who will be part of the 6th International Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability and anxious wait for news.

  5. FUNMI YINKA-GBADAMOSI says:

    My name is Funmi. I am the President/Founder of Women and Children with Disability Initiative, a registered Not for Profit cross-disability organization based in Nigeria set up to build the confidence of Women and children with disabilities to be leaders with prominent voices that promotes equal right and full participation in the society. We are poised in ensuring that children with disabilities from poor home have access to good education early in life and we are also ensuring that women with disabilities acquire skills that will make them contribute to societal growth. Though our organization is relatively young and we have not been opportuned to get funding for our work but we are not detered since it is our passion to affect the lives of these special species we have been doing the little we can but we would have done more if we get funding, we believe one day we shall be opportuned to get funding for our work. Am so excited about the program your organization is organizing and I know organisation like ours will benefit immensely from the program if we are considered for sponsorship for the program which I hope you will. This program will enhance our work because we are going to learn so much from it and its going to expose us to a lot of training. I will be most grateful if my organization is considered for this laudable three weeks program.

  6. sarah andrews says:

    application forms please to fill

  7. Rev Emmanuel Sitali says:

    THE 6TH INTERNATIONAL WOMEN WITH DISABILITY CONFERENCE IT IS SUCH A UNIQUE PROGRAMME THAT WILL SHOW A GREAT CONCERN FOR OUR BRETHREN WHO ARE LESS PRIVILEGDED IN THE SOCIETY. I COMMEND THIS PROGRAMME TO GO AHEAED AND SUCH LET WOMEN WHO RUN LED ORGANIZATION OF DISSABILITY PEOPLE GO FOR IT AS WELL DISSABILITY PEOPLE AS WELL.I SUPPORT THIS IDEA AND I WISH ORGANIZERS WELL.
    May God Richly Bless you.
    I remain in support
    Rev Emmanuel Sitali
    EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
    ZAMDRENET
    ZAMBIA.

  8. Zenira Rebouças Ferreira says:

    Sou membro da FCD – Fraternidade Cristã de Pessoas com Deficiencia e sou uma pessoa com deficiencia fisica – cedeira de rodas.

  9. Zenira Rebouças Ferreira says:

    Por favor, enviar material em Portugues.

    Att.
    Zenira

  10. amarjit singh says:

    I am running a ngo an want to know more about human right and duties so that i can serve them better.

  11. Gumbo Majubwa says:

    How are you, thank you very much for helping civil society organization to prosper.However most of the newly and grassroots organization does not succeed much especially in archiving funds while use most of the time and some money in preparing proposals. What i need from you is to help my organization to have an expert who will volunteer/ready to guide us in writing proposal, we want the man/woman who shall work with us in finding and linking our organization with funds provider, we want him/her to be part of our organization because we expect that when we have somebody abroad and get in touch with him/her it will be somehow easy to forward to him/her our proposal and make some correction before send it to the granters.

    Thank you very much,
    Gumbo Majubwa
    PCCR-Director

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