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Disability Wales looking for ambassadors

 
Created on 22/08/2017 @ 04:27
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Disability Wales (DW) is looking for Embolden Ambassadors – Deaf or disabled women in Wales who are breaking stereotypes, achieving great things and creating positive change.

In the year running up to the centenary celebrations in March 2018 of women obtaining the vote, DW, with funding from Spirit of 2012 and the Fawcett Society, is highlighting the achievements of Welsh disabled women, now and in history.

These stories and accompanying images will be used to create a campaign aimed at challenging myths and stereotypes about disability and showcasing amazing women role models.

Embolden: Spirit of Disabled Women is a vision to change negative perceptions of disabled people.

The nomination categories are:

Community activist

Career success

Contribution to the arts

Sports excellence

Educational achievements

Amazing in any other way

DW is also collecting nominations for women in recent or distant history who have made a contribution towards disability rights or are allies of disabled women.

Rhian Davies, Disability Wales Chief Executive, said: “Embolden is such an exciting initiative: Deaf and disabled women are too often invisible and this is a wonderful opportunity to share their achievements and really challenge people’s perceptions and expectations We look forward to receiving nominations from across Wales and all communities.”

Nomination forms are available at: www.disabilitywales.org/blog/embolden

The closing date is August 28.

 

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