Stephanie Ortoleva is a human rights lawyer who founded Women Enabled International, an organization that advocates for the rights of disabled women and girls around the globe. Women and girls with disabilities should not be an afterthought and deserve specific, responsive, and empowering advocacy, protections, programming, and education so that they can lead self-determined lives.
“Disabled women are organizing for ourselves because we have found that other movements, whether it’s the women’s rights movement or the disability rights movement, very often don’t include our issues as the key points of their advocacy. Disabled women just aren’t going to be silent anymore.”
– Stephanie Ortoleva
These videos are part of our featured series, The Future Is Hers, celebrating the power of women and girls around the world.