E-Discussion on Women with Disabilities in Development, March 10-24

Posted on 4 March 2009. Filed under: Academic Papers and Research, accessibility, Announcements, Disaster Planning & Mitigation, Education, Employment, Events and Conferences, Health, Human Rights, Inclusion, Networking Opportunities, Opportunities, Violence, Women | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

People from around the world are invited to participate in an e-discussion on women with disabilities in development, to be conducted on-line from March 10 to 24, 2009. The email-based discussion is meant to involve aid agencies; government officials dealing with gender and disability; non-governmental organizations (NGOs); Disabled People Organizations (DPOs); and World Bank operational and technical staff.

The intent of this e-discussion is to collect experiences, problems, solutions, and unresolved issues related to the inclusion of women with disabilities in development. Participants will also be encouraged to provide references to analytical work (studies, books, articles, reports, etc.) on women with disabilities and their situation and inclusion in economic and social life. These references will be gathered into a bibliography.

The e-discussion will cover the following topics: framing the issue of women with disabilities in development; reproductive health of women with disabilities; violence against women with disabilities and access to justice; education of women with disabilities; women with disabilities and the environment; women with disabilities and employment; issues of specific concern to women with disabilities that are missing from the development agenda and what can be done to ensure that these issues receive appropriate attention; and, what concrete actions can be taken to enable women with disabilities to claim their place in the development agenda.

Participation is free, and will be in English.

If you are interested in joining the two-week e-discussion on women with disabilities in development, then you may register by following these steps:

1. Send an email to listserv@listserv.syr.edu

2. Put the following command in the SUBJECT LINE of your email:

Subject: EDISCWWD [Your First Name, Your Last Name, Your Country]

FOR EXAMPLE:
EDISCWWD Jane Smith Australia

3. In the SAME EMAIL, please put the following command in the MESSAGE BODY of your email to listserv@listserv.syr.edu:

Subscribe EDISCWWD [Your First Name, Your Last Name]

FOR EXAMPLE:

Subscribe EDISCWWD Sita Lal

If you have any questions regarding registering for the E-Discussion, please contact Kelly Hamel at kmhamel@law.syr.edu

This e-discussion is brought to you by the Disability & Development Team (HDNSP); the Office of Diversity Programs; and the Gender and Development Group at the World Bank; and the Global Partnership for Disability & Development (GPDD)

Please feel free to forward this invitation to others who might be interested in participating in the E-Discussion.

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CONFERENCE: Women, Faith, and Development Summit to End Global Poverty

Posted on 27 February 2008. Filed under: Announcements, Children, Events and Conferences, Poverty, Women | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The following announcement is being circulated by the Women’s Faith and Development Alliance. It is not a disability-specific event. But if any We Can Do reader is able to attend, then it could be an opportunity to informally remind other participants at the event about the needs of women and girls with disabilities in international development. If you are already in Washington DC then it is free to attend. But you do need to register in advance.


Attend the Breakthrough Summit!

***YOU ARE INVITED***
Sunday, April 13, 2008 (2:30-5:30pm)
Washington, DC, USA

Washington National Cathedral and the Women, Faith and Development Alliance Present
Breakthrough: The Women, Faith, and Development Summit to End Global Poverty

70% of the world’s three billion poor people are women and girls. We must act now to empower women and end poverty!

Come to the Breakthrough Summit, the first high-level event bringing together the women, faith, and international development communities—as well as policymakers and other global leaders— to launch the Women, Faith, and Development Alliance’s (WFDA) global campaign to make investing in women and girls a priority in the fight against global poverty.

Join our distinguished Breakthrough Co-Chairs as they issue a call-to-action to assembled guests and all global citizens, urging them to join the campaign and get actively involved:

  • The Honorable Madeleine Albright, Former U.S. Secretary of State
  • The Right Honourable Kim Campbell, Prime Minister, Canada (1993)
  • Her Excellency Mary Robinson, Former President, Republic of Ireland; Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1990-1997)
  • The Reverend Doctor Ishmael Noko, General Secretary, Lutheran World Federation
  • Sheikh Shaban Mabuje, Grand Mufti, Uganda
  • Ashley Judd, Global Ambassador, YouthAids (invited)

Hear from our honorary Co-Chairs, who are offering important support for our efforts:

  • Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, Chair, King Hussein Foundation
  • Her Excellency Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President, Republic of Liberia (Honorary)
  • His Grace Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Anglican Archbishop Emeritus, South Africa (Honorary)
  • Dr. Muhammad Yunus, Founder Grameen Bank, Bangladesh (Honorary)

Individuals, families, colleagues, community groups, clubs, and members of all religious communities are invited to attend the April 13th event, learn more about the global plight of women and girls, hear commitments for women and girls from key public figures, participate in interfaith prayer, listen to live music, and visit an exhibition area to see and purchase Fair Trade and women-made products from around the world.

For more Summit information, to obtain your free ticket to the Summit, or to sign up for WFDA updates, please visit www.wfd-alliance.org or call (202) 537-3184.

Be part of this once-in-a-lifetime gathering. Attend the Breakthrough Summit and join WFDA. Help change the lives of millions of women and girls around the globe.



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