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Development of Leadership Skills among Women with Disabilities

Program Description:

The Program for the Development of Leadership Skills among Women with Disabilities has been one of the strategic programs of Association of Women with Disabilities “Shyrak” since 2002. Within the framework of this Program projects are implemented with the support of the ABILIS Foundation (Finland), Kynnys The Threshold Association (Finland), Counterpart Consortium Inc., Delegation of the European Union to Kazakhstan, Soros Foundation – Kazakhstan, Friedrich-Ebert-Stieftung (FES), British Embassy in Kazakhstan, UNIFEM, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of People of the Republic of Kazakhstan, KIMEP, and INTRAC.

Principal Program Aim:

The principal aim of the Program is to identify and develop leadership qualities and leadership capacity of women with disabilities at three levels, namely personal, organizational and social. The prospective aim of the Program is to form a group (cohort) of leaders among women with disabilities for representation of interests of their entire group at all decision-making levels.

Program Objectives:

  • Effectively use all available resources for the promotion and strengthening of women’s leadership in the disability movement;
  • Extend access to education and vocational training to women with disabilities;
  • Disseminate information on developments, successes and achievements in relation to women-leaders;
  • Support and encourage women’s public and political participation;
  • Develop skills in organizing public activities and promoting interests and rights of women with disabilities; and
  • Teach modern technologies to facilitate dialogue and form skills for better representation and protection of one’s own viewpoints.

Program Activities:

  • Project “Training seminar on leadership development among women with disabilities in the Republic of Kazakhstan” with financial support from the ABILIS Foundation (Finland), 2002 (including the organization of a seminar and the publication of handouts and booklets);
  • International seminar “Creation of a network of women’s disability organizations in Central Asia” with the support of the Government of Finland, 2005 (including training courses, seminars and publications);
  • Teaching skills of independent life to persons with locomotive disabilities, Internal Policy Department of the city of Almaty, 2009 (including two training courses);
  • Raising self-esteem and reproductive rights of women with disabilities in countries of Central Asia, 2009-2011, Government of Finland (including training courses, seminars and publications);
  • Strengthening the leadership and management potential of community organizations of women with disabilities and their networks as well as establishing a dialogue with authorities for greater impact on state strategies in the area of disability and gender, 2009-2011, Delegation of the European Union to Kazakhstan, Soros Foundation – Kazakhstan, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, British Embassy in Kazakhstan, UNIFEM, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of People of the Republic of Kazakhstan and KIMEP.
 
 

 "Шырақ" мүгедектігі бар әйелдер Ассоциациясы "Қоғамдық бірлестігі
Адрес: 050004, Қазахстан, Алматы, Гоголя к-сi, 111 үй, 622 офис
Тел./факс: +7 727 2795723,+7 727 3912700             Электрондық почта: shyrak.ngo@gmail.com
  Веб-сайт: www.shyrak.kz
  Тіркелген күні: 04.12.2001 года

 Общественное объединение  "Ассоциация женщин с  инвалидностью "Шырак"
 Адрес: 050004, Казахстан, г. Алматы, ул. Гоголя 111, офис 622                    
Тел./факс: +7 727 2795723, +7 727 3912700                         
 Электронная почта: shyrak.ngo@gmail.com
 Веб-сайт: www.shyrak.kz
 Дата регистрации: 04.12.2001 года

 Public Association of Women with Disabililities "SHYRAK"  
 Address: 111, Gogol str., 622, Almaty, 050004, Kazakhstan
Tel./fax: +7 727 2795723,+7 727 3912700                         
 E-mail: shyrak.ngo@gmail.com
 Web: www.shyrak.kz
 Date of incorporation: 4 December 2001

 

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