Considering the estimation of 2010 within the global population ‘more than a billion people are living with some form of disability, or about 15% of the world’s population’(WHO, WB 2011:7). Women outnumber men, as in the developing countries, women constitute up to three quarters of all persons with disabilities. Between 65% and 70% of these women with disabilities live in rural areas.
Pakistan has a population of 1.8million of which persons with disabilities make up 10 percent. Of this population women and children account for (please put percentage). They are living in the most vulnerable conditions which makes everyday living a challenge in itself. In this situation, persons with disabilities are excluded from the mainstream of education, health and development.
Call for Applications
MIUSA & NFWWD is pleased to announce the call for application for Women with Disabilities Exchange Program in Oregon, USA
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DEADLINE TO APPLY: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 5 PM PKT (Islamabad)
MIUSA will be selecting fifteen women with and without disabilities from Pakistan to participate in a 16-day professional program in Eugene, Oregon, USA. The National Forum of Women with Disabilities (NFWWD) of Pakistan will assist MIUSA with the outreach, recruitment and preparation phases of the program.
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