Nominations for Her Abilities, a new global award celebrating the achievements of women with disabilities in the areas of Health & Education | Rights | Arts, Culture & Sports, are open from 2nd July till 30th September.
Her Abilities, a Light for the World initiative, is inspired and driven forward by Ethiopian disability activist Yetnebersh Nigussie – 2018 Spirit of Helen Keller Awardee and 2017 Right Livelihood Award Laureate.
The main message of this award is: focus on our 99 abilities, not our one disability!” says Nigussie.
An independent award jury who is made up of brilliant women from around the world will together select the winners for three award categories: Health & Education / Rights / Arts, Culture & Sports* The winners of the ‘Her Abilities’ award will be announced on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3rd December).
Among the international jury members are outstanding women, including disability rights activists, advocates, artists, and academics:
Women with disabilities from the health or education sector, including but not limited to: teachers, teaching assistants, school directors, university professors, doctors, surgeons, nurses.
Women with disabilities from the advocacy and rights sector, who advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and inclusion. They could be working at NGOs or charities, in the business world, at government organisations or in government or simply in their local communities to achieve vital change.
Arts, Culture & Sports
Women with disabilities from the arts, culture, and sports sectors, including but not limited to: artists, actors, writers, poets, Paralympians, runners, swimmers.
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