Nominations 2019 will open again on 8th March.

Congratulations to the winners

Logo: Her Abilities Awards

Her Abilities

The first global award honouring the achievements of women with disabilities

Health and Education

Arts, Culture and Sports


About the Award

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

“We are launching Her Abilities to give something back to a community who are so often sidelined or made invisible by society – women with disabilities. There are so many inspiring and strong women with disabilities out there who achieve greatness every day. Her Abilities will shine a spotlight on their extraordinary achievements and, in turn – I hope, inspire a brand new generation of women with disabilities.” - Yetnebersh Nigussie, Award initiator

More about Yetnebersh Nigussie


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.


Women with disabilities from the advocacy and rights sector, who advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and their inclusion.

Arts, Culture & Sports

Women with disabilities from the arts, culture and sports sectors.