What is Women Enabled International?

WEI works at the intersection of women's rights and disability rights to advance the rights of women and girls with disabilities around the world. Through advocacy and education, WEI increases international attention to—and strengthens international human rights standards on—issues such as violence against women, sexual and reproductive health and rights, access to justice, education, legal capacity, and humanitarian emergencies. Working in collaboration with women with disabilities rights organizations and women's rights organizations worldwide, WEI fosters cooperation across movements to improve understanding and develop cross-cutting advocacy strategies to realize the rights of all women and girls. Our logo is the woman symbol ♀ with the letters 'WE' inside of the circle.

WEI announces the accountABILITY toolkit
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On Tuesday, March 13th, Women Enabled International proudly launched our new accountABILITY toolkit which empowers organizations who work on the behalf of women with disabilities and guides them in making use of available U.N. human rights mechanisms.

Find out more and download this free toolkit today.


Women Enabled at CSW62 March 2018

Khawla Wakkaf, Juan Jaime Pardo, Si Kailian, Stephanie Ortoleva, Suzannah Phillips, Anastasia Holoboff, Amanda McRae, and Luci Prosapio of Women Enabled, International.

WEI participated in the 62nd Annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW62), "Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls, " which was held at the UN Headquarters in New York City, 12–23 March 2018. Pictured above (l-r) are Khawla Wakkaf, Juan Jaime Pardo, Si Kailian, Stephanie Ortoleva, Suzannah Phillips, Anastasia Holoboff, Amanda McRae, and Luci Prosapio. More information about WEI's participation and side events


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Updated January 2018

Interactive Global Map of Advocates

Find women's and disabilities rights organizations near you!


WEI's Global Map of Advocates is a groundbreaking interactive map depicting organizations around the world that advocate for the rights of women and girls with disabilities. Initially released on March 8, 2016, International Women's Day, it has grown to include more than 600 organizations.

WEI's Map of Advocates

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Download the WEI Fact Sheets

WEI has developed fact sheets that provides a brief overview of common forms of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights violations and the right to be free from Gender-Based Violence for women and girls with disabilities and provides examples of what governments need to do to realize these rights and the underlying human rights.

SRHR Facts in English

SRHR datos en espanol

الصحة والحقوق الجنسية والإنجابية - وقائع باللغة العربية

Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities—Easy Read

Gender-Based Violence Facts in English

News and Recent Publications

icon of globe and a documentMar 30, 2018 Women with Disabilities Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: The Right to Health

WEI and a coalition of women with disabilities organizations in India, Kenya, Nigeria, and Poland submitted information on sexual and reproductive health and rights to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for her upcoming report on the right to health. Read the publication

icon of globe and a documentFeb 15, 2018 Comments to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Maternal Mortality and Morbidity and Women and Girls with Disabilities

WEI submitted comments to OHCHR for a report to the Human Rights Council on maternal mortality and morbidity and the implementation of OHCHR's technical guidance on the application of a human rights-based approach to the implementation of policies and programmes. Read the publication

icon of globe and a documentFeb 8, 2018 Electing Women with Disabilities to the CRPD Committee: Tips for Potential Candidates

Out of the 18 experts on the current CRPD Committee, only one is a woman with a disability. We need strong women to ensure our rights. WEI has put together some tips on how to run for CRPD committee. Nominations for elections close on April 12, 2018.
Read the publication

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