Empowerment for Women Living with Disabilities
On 7th June and 14th June, 2014 we conducted workshops for empowerment of women with disabilities. The main focus of the workshops was on the self-image, disability, self-esteem and influence of the family and society on the self-image of women with disabilities, setting goals and initiating changes in life. During these two days workshops, a group of women with disabilities were able to look more closely to their own self-image, the self inflicted limitations, how to create change in our own lives by creating change in our own minds first.
This program was developed by Jasmina and Jagoda Risteski, which also appeared as the couches of these workshops.
This project was founded by Global Fund for Women, through Catapult online platform.
Mobility Challenge and H.E.R.A, during the month of February, 2014 organized two workshops as part of the program Empowered Partnerships, supported from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and managed by Mobility International USA(MIUSA). This two day workshops, particularly on February 15th and February 22nd , 2014, were conducted as part of the educational activities. On these workshops, 14 women with disabilities participated, coming from all over Macedonia. Our participants came from Skopje, Kratovo, Strumica, Kavadarci, Veles. The workshops were held in Hotel Best Western, a venue that provided complete access for participants with disabilities.
The first day workshop included:
· Building a Healthy Relationships;
· Sexuality, Contraception and STI prevention;
· Violence in relationships and prevention.
The second day workshop included:
· Reproductive Rights of women with disabilities;
· Motherhood of women with disabilities;
· Panel Discussion on motherhood with disability.
The speaker of the first two sessions was Dr. Snezana Georgieva, which works as a gynecologist for many years at the Clynic for gynecology in Skopje. Our guests for the panel discussion were, Elizabeta Todorovska and Maja Velkova, both women with disabilities who experienced motherhood and shared their experience with other participants.