Her Abilities is the first global award honouring the achievements of women with disabilities. 

Light for the World is the founder of the award.

With this award, we aim to honour women with disabilities who achieved greatness in their life and field of work. 

Her Abilities Q & A

Her Abilities is the first global award honouring women with disabilities who have achieved greatness in their life or field of work. It is a pioneering initiative, launched in 2018 by Light for the World along with Right Livelihood Award winner Yetnebersh Nigussie.

With this award, we aim to honour women with disabilities who achieved greatness in their life and field of work. 

The disability rights activist and Light for the World advisor, Yetnebersh Nigussie, is a key spokesperson for Her Abilities. 

Yetnebersh Nigussie was inspired by winning the Right Livelihood Award in 2017 and the Spirit of Helen Keller Award last year, and wants to give back to the disability community by championing an initiative to celebrate other women with disabilities who have achieved amazing things.

Women with disabilities (from the age of 18) can be nominated. 

They must fit into one of the three categories mentioned above.