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Power to Persuade alumnae at STEP Policy Dialogue conducted in Lahore on February 9, 2021.
June 2021

The Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) Conducts National Policy Dialogues to Advocate for the Rights ...

The 2020 Global Gender Gap Report ranks Pakistan 93rd out of 153 countries in terms of political empowerment for women. While women with disabilities face heightened challenges to political participation and as discriminatory practices are further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, COVID-19 response and recovery efforts also provide a unique opportunity to reimagine new approaches to governance and development. In order to leverage this opportunity to build more ...

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Hauwa Ojeif, Founder of She Writes Women in Nigeria.
Feb. 2021

Q+A with Hauwa Ojeifo (She Writes Woman)

In January 2021, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) interviewed Hauwa Ojeifo, a mental health professional and Executive Director of She Writes Woman. IFES interviewed Hauwa to learn more about the work that She Writes Woman does to empower Nigerians with psychosocial disabilities and mental health conditions to participate in political life. Hauwa also highlights the barriers that Nigerians face when participating in political life and elections. The interview is below.

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Leonida Ponomaryova speaks during one of the public events, organized by the political party, For the Future, in Kyiv in August 2020.
Feb. 2021

Alumna of Liderka School for Political Leadership for Young Women with Disabilities Wins Seat in ...

Leonida Ponomaryova, 28, is a scholar and civic activist with a visual disability. She is also an alumna of the unique Liderka (which translates to “woman leader”) School for Political Leadership for Young Women with Disabilities and a newly elected member of the Kyiv Oblast Council.

 

In 2019, the disabled persons organization Fight for Right, in partnership with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and through the support ...

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