Her Abilities Award to Honour the Achievements of Women with Disabilities

Deadline: 21 June 2019

Nominations are open for the Her Abilities Award which is the first global award honouring the achievements of women with disabilities.

Her Abilities was launched by Light for the World to honour women with disabilities who achieved greatness in their life or field of work.

Categories

Her Abilities will award the achievements of women with disabilities globally from the following three categories:

  • Health & Education: Women with disabilities from the health or education sector, including but not limited to: teachers, teaching assistants, headmasters, university professors, doctors, surgeons, nurses, community health workers, etc.
  • Rights: Women with disabilities from the advocacy and rights sector, who advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and their inclusion. They could be working for an NGO or charity, a business, within a governmental organisation, 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, comedians, poets, Paralympians, runners, singers, swimmers, writers, etc.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Everyone is eligible to nominate except members of the jury.
  • Women with disabilities (from the age of 18) can be nominated.
  • They must fit into one of the three categories mentioned above.

Ineligibility Criteria

  • Jury members and their family members.
  • Light for the World staff and Board members.
  • Anyone who does not identify as a woman with a disability.

How to Apply

Applicants can submit the nominations via the given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.her-abilities-award.org/

  • Avatar Joy says:

    I would like to attend these prestigious opportunity

    Born south African woman with facial disability advocating for woman ,woman who are disproportionately affected by problems of attending school ,getting married and negotiated in the market because the disguised disability its easily concealed in girls lead hidden life’s

    As a struggle NGo ,I would like to attend the event

    With the request of perhaps getting a sponsor to fly and accommodation

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi Joy,

      Thank you for your interest in the opportunity. You can apply for this opportunity if you fulfill the eligibility requirements. To learn more on eligibility criteria and how to apply please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good luck!

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