Mill Neck International: Training Asian Women with Disabilities to be Leaders

An unusual but effective advocacy training for Asian Women with Disabilities used “anger, hope and action” during an Institute on Leadership and Disability in Thailand this past November. Advancing the rights of women with disabilities is a shared goal for MNI and the nonprofit, Mobility International USA (MIUSA). MNI supported MIUSA’s training of women leaders with disabilities from throughout Asia in Bangkok and then participated at the Asia-Pacific Beijing+25 Civil Society Forum at the United Nations in Bangkok. Participants expressed their anger about the injustices they face daily in society based on their gender and disability. They then shared stories of inspiration, moments of celebration and solidarity.  These discussions guided them in developing actions advocating for the equal rights they could implement when they returned to their home countries.