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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

6th International Women's Institute on Leadership and Disability

6th International Women's Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD)
Applications are now open! Deadline March 1, 2012

MIUSA's Women's Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD) will bring
together approximately 30 women leaders with disabilities from
approximately 30 different countries, to strengthen leadership skills,
create new visions and build international networks of support for
inclusive international development programming.
During the three-week program, participants will take part in workshops,
seminars 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 priority issues for women with disabilities,
*       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
*       Cultural and team-building experiences
*       Mentorship and networking
For more information or to download an application go to:

The official languages of WILD are English, Arabic, Spanish and American
Sign Language (ASL). Participants must have at least conversational
ability in English and/or be familiar with ASL.

L. Scott Lissner, Ohio State University ADA Coordinator, Office Of
Diversity And Inclusion
 Associate, John Glenn School of Public Affairs
 Lecturer, Knowlton School of Architecture, Moritz College of Law &
Disability Studies
 President Elect, Association on Higher Education And Disability
 Chair, ADA-OHIO
 Appointed,  Ohio Governor's Council For People With Disabilities,
State HAVA Committee &
 Columbus Advisory Council on Disability Issues

(614) 292-6207(v); (614) 688-8605(tty) (614) 688-3665(fax);
291 W. Lane Ave
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Columbus, OH 43210-1266

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