The ‘Leadership Skills Program for Women with Disabilities’ holds its second session in Ethiopia

activity attendants

On 17 December 2019, Bridging the Gap held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) the activity “The essence and philosophy of disability and women movements” to contribute to the empowerment of women with disabilities and make Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) gender-sensitive.

The activity was attended by nine women from the Ethiopian Women with Disabilities National Association (EWDNA), the Amhara Region OPDs Wag Himra Zone Federation of Persons with Disabilities and Bahir Dar Federation of Persons with Disabilities, the Somali Region Federation of Persons with Disabilities and the Addis Ababa University Center for Students with Disabilities.

The session took the form of a workshop separated in four different parts: brainstorming, presentation, discussion and reflection, in which invited speakers from the women and disability movement tackled topics such as how to restore self-confidence, transfer knowledge and skills, build on communication skills, and the empowerment and preparation for a future leadership status, among others.

This workshop is the second session of the ‘Leadership Skills Program for Women with Disabilities’ which is foreseen to have 8-10 sessions in total, plus a follow-up programme. The third session is expected to take place in March.

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