WBU statement for International Women’s Day 8 March 2018

WBU is working hard to support blind and vision impaired women especially in developing countries. Read about the challenges women face and WBU’s work to help. WBU Statement for International Women’s Day 2018 The World Blind Union has voiced concern over slow progress towards full inclusion of women with visual disabilities in global development agendas. … Read more

Call for Nominations: United Nations Study on Women’s Transformative Leadership and the 2030 Agenda in Asia and the Pacific

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific has told us about an opportunity for women leaders which closes on 31 March 2017. The UNESCAP writes: We seek nominations of projects, activities or initiatives which can provide the basis of case studies of women’s transformative leadership and its impact on implementation … Read more

International Women’s Day 2017

Toronto, Canada, March 8th, 2017: Today we mark International Women’s Day, a day that encourages all of us to stand up for the empowerment of all women and girls worldwide and to work towards a more gender inclusive world. The theme for International Women’s Day 2017 is Be Bold for Change, a theme which urges … Read more

Feminist Review Trust Fund invites applications

Deadline: 31 January 2017 December 16, 2016 – The Feminist Review Trust is currently accepting applications from eligible entities for its grants program, representing the diversity of women’s lives globally and supporting the creativity with which women fight the inequalities they face. www2.fundsforngos.org/tag/grants www2.fundsforngos.org/tag/women Set up in 2001, the Trust was funded by Feminist Review. … Read more

Activities of the Laos Association of the Blind

The Laos Association of the Blind (LAB) is a very new organization but their committees are getting more and more active. Their Advocacy Committee is new but seems very, very enthusiastic about their efforts to change the status of blind people. Their Women’s Committee has organized several women’s forums in the past, the latest being … Read more

Strategic plan development workshop for Mongolia National Federation of the Blind Women’s Committee

In March 2013, MNFB organized a workshop for the development of strategic plans for its Women’s Committee, which was attended by 5 council members and 10 other blind women who are active in the organizational operations. The workshop invited the leader of the Mongolian Women’s Foundation as facilitator, and was organized in various forms including … Read more