Offer: Empower Partnerships for Inclusive Communities Professional Exchange Program
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About Empower Partnerships
The Empower Partnerships project is a prestigious, two-way international exchange program for organizations working on or interested in working on disability-related issues and inclusion as articulated in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This project aims to create sustainable organizational partnerships between U.S. and international organizations, expanding the capacity of each organization to promote disability inclusive communities, and to advance disability rights. MIUSA will select and match organizations from the U.S. and 20 other countries, and will provide ongoing technical assistance, opportunities for international exchange, small grant support to implement collaborative projects, and foster long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.
The objectives of the Empower Partnerships project are to:
Remove barriers to community opportunities and resources;
Support the ability of individuals and organizations to serve as leading disability advocates and promote policies and programs benefiting people with disabilities;
Promote civil society by enabling individuals and organizations working with people with disabilities to share best practices and facilitate cross-sector cooperation through two-way professional exchanges;
Ensure that people with diverse disabilities and their families and communities benefit from the transformational power of international exchanges; and,
Build or expand sustainable networks of individuals and organizations serving people with disabilities.