Winners of the Her Abilities Award 2019 (c) Gregor Kuntscher

Her Abilities Award 2020 - 124 nominations from 48 different countries

13. Nov 2020
For the third time, the Her Abilities Award is honouring great achievements of women with disabilities.  We are excited to announce an impressive tally of 124 nominees, all of whom stand out due to exceptional accomplishments in their life and field of work. Facts & Figures
Statement on our Twitter communication

Statement on our Twitter communication

14. Jul 2020
We recently shared with partner organisations a tweet about the Her Abilities Award. The tweet said: “Focus on our 99 abilities, not our 1 disability”.
Her Abilities Award

Calling brilliant women with disabilities!

02. Jul 2020
Nominations for the 2020 Her Abilities Award are now open. Spread the word. 
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Her Abilities Award 2019 - three exceptional women honoured

05. Dec 2019
US comedian, Finnish rights activist and Vietnamese businesswoman scoop the global prize. 
Haben Girma Keynote Speech at side event

The Champion of Change Delivers Keynote in NYC

25. Jul 2019
Disability rights lawyer, activist, writer, and Her Abilities Award juror, Haben Girma, gave a powerful keynote speech at a High-Level Political Forum side event co-organized by Light for the World which reached maximum capacity.
2019 Her Abilities Nominations are in

The Nominations Are In for the 2019 Her Abilities Award

04. Jul 2019
Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved. -Helen Keller
Musola at the Women Deliver Conference 2019

Girl Power in 2019

19. Jun 2019
Our Co-Head of Public Relations, Hannah Copeland, has recently returned from the Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver with our Her Abilities winner Musola Cathrine Kaseketi. Here are her main takeaways.
Ashrafun Nahar

Spotlight on Ashrafun

24. Apr 2019
Earlier this year Ashrafun Nahar was awarded the Her Abilities Award in the category of Health and Education. How has this achievement impacted her life since winning?
Her Abilities Award winner Toyin receiving her award and giving a speech.

Spotlight on Toyin Janet Aderemi

15. Apr 2019
Earlier this year Toyin Janet Aderemi was awarded the Her Abilities Award in the category of Health and Education. How has this achievement impacted her life since winning?
Musola Catherine Kaseketi

Spotlight on Musola Catherine Kaseketi

10. Apr 2019
Earlier this year Musola Catherine Kaseketi was awarded the Her Abilities Award in the category of Arts, Culture, and Sports. How has this achievement impacted her life since winning?
Three Her Abilities winners and light for the world team

Her Abilities 2018 Award Ceremony

23. Feb 2019
The three Her Abilities 2018 award winners,  Ashrafun Nahar, Toyin Janet Aderemi and Musola Cathrine Kaseketi were were honored at the award ceremony "Dance with me" on February 22nd, 2019. 
Portrait Yetnebersh Nigussie smiling

Yetnebersh Nigussie speaks at the World Economic Forum

17. Jan 2019
Yetnebersh Nigussie speaks about disability inclusion during the World Economic Forum from 22nd to 25th January.
Girl in school laughing

What inclusion really means

07. Dec 2018
Disability Inclusion Advisor Zina Olshanska writes of her experience at the Family Planning Conference in Rwanda, and the story of a particular woman. My last trip to Rwanda got imprinted in my memory. It was the kind of journey which you plan in advance but which turns out differently, taking you in another direction which you did not expect to go but hoped for. 
The Winners: Her Abilities Award

The Winners of the Her Abilities Award 2018

30. Nov 2018
Find out about the winners of the Her Abilities Award, our initiative to honour women with disabilities.