In September of last year, thousands of women gathered in Bahia, Brazil for AWID’s women’s rights forum to celebrate the collective power of women and the importance of intersectionality. Due to a concerted effort by passionate activists, donors, and AWID, for the first time women with disabilities were visible participants in this important global conference, demonstrating their power and rightful place within the women’s rights movement.
"Indigenous women with disabilities believe that the violence and discrimination that we have been facing in our daily lives should not make us vulnerable and passive. But that we should raise our collective voices to be heard and demand our rights." - Pratima Gurung