People with disabilities, particularly women and girls, consistently rank among the poorest of the poor; yet continue to be overlooked. If development is to truly address the needs of the poor and marginalized, the voices of women with disabilities from diverse countries must be heard. Language interpretation is crucial in training programs that strengthen international networks of support among women with disabilities.
Your gift will assist with language translation for MIUSA's Women's Institute on Leadership and Disability (WILD). The WILD program brings together disabled women leaders from around the world to build skills and exchange strategies to improve the lives of women and girls with disabilities. Support for language interpretation gives women with less formal education the opportunity to participate in this life-changing program. WILD workshops are interpreted in multiple languages, including several sign-languages, French, Spanish, Russian, and Arabic.