POWER International


The objective is to enhance the empowerment of women with disabilities (WWD) and to improve their representation and strengthen their dialogue with policy makers.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1059996)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Human Rights/AdvocacyHuman Rights/Advocacy
  • OtherOther


  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls



An estimated 35,000 women have disabilities throughout Laos. Most of them live in life-threatening poverty, unable to find work and provide for their families. Most of them are illiterate. This projects aims to empower women with disabilities to improve their representation; strengthen their dialogue with decision-makers so laws protect their rights to education and health; give them a voice; and equip them and their children with confidence so they can face the future with hope. The main outputs of the project include a network of radio listening clubs which will be used for 300-400 women to participate in discussion about women and disability; training of 100 women with disabilities to work specifically as advocates; training of 7 WWD to form a policy group; research into women and disability being conducted and the results disseminated; micro-grants being supplied for the setting up of small businesses; and gender sensitive policies being devised and implemented within the Lao Disabled People's Organisation. The total cost of the project is 122, 697 Euros, but 98,158 of this funding has been secured. We are looking for match-funding of 24, 539 Euros.