Nominations open for Her Abilities Award 2019

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) is an alliance of civil society organisations, private sector, and professional bodies promoting eye health through advocacy, knowledge and partnerships.
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Nominations open for Her Abilities Award 2019; Her Abilities Award; Light For The World

Nominations are open for Her Abilities Award 2019. The global award launched in 2018 to celebrate the achievements of women with disabilities in the areas of Health & Education, Rights, Arts, Culture, and Sports. The last day to send nominations is 21 June 2019.

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.

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 three categories:

Health & Education

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.

More details of the Jury and 2018 Winners can be found here.

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