October 26, 2020—Statement on Abortion Access in Poland

Women Enabled International is deeply concerned about the decision by Poland’s Constitutional Tribunal ruling unconstitutional Poland’s law permitting abortion on grounds of “a severe and irreversible fetal defect or incurable illness that threatens the fetus’s life.”

This decision effectively bans access to safe and legal abortion for women—including women with disabilities—in Poland, violating the fundamental human rights of Poland’s women.

Read Women Enabled International's full statement

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

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Women Enabled International (WEI) strongly condemns the continued police violence and murder of members of the Black community in the United States. Read our full statement

Tools, Guidelines and Key Publications


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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

This 2018 publication by WEI and the U.N. Population Fund 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.

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WEI Fact Sheets

Each fact sheet is an overview of the frequent violations of the rights of women, girls, and gender non-forming people with disabilities, and examples of what governments must do to realize these rights. Topics covered include: Rights During Conflict and Humanitarian Emergencies, Right to Education, Access to Justice, Legal Capacity, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Right, Freedom from Gender-Based Violence, and Information about the United Nations. Mutiple languages and easy read versions available.

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.

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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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