Questionnaire Empowerment of Women who are Blind or Partially Sighted

Hello CCB Members,

Are you a woman who is blind or visually impaired?
If so the World Blind Union wants to here from you.

Please download the questionnaire from the following link and send the
filled in form back to info@wbu.ngo before
*January 31, 2018.*

Have a great day,
Becky
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Introduction *Empowerment of Women who are Blind or PartiallySighted*

WBU Members are requested to share this survey questionnaire with blind and partially sighted women and encourage them to complete it and return it to the WBU Women’s committee

*Introduction*
The World Blind Union (WBU) General Assembly (GA) met in Orlando, Florida, USA August 2016. At that meeting The WBU STRATEGIC PLAN 2017 -2020 was approved with four specific priorities. For the purpose of this questionnaire we will be concentrating on

STRATEGIC PRIORITY 2*: STRENGHTENING Capacity – 2.4.1.

Objective # 1: Establish a Women’s Committee, with representation from all regions, to develop and implement a strategy aimed at the empowerment of blind and partially sighted women and leading to their increased engagement as leaders at the national, regional and international levels of WBU.

1.1.1.5 INITIATIVE # 4:

Develop program to enhance participation of blind women within leadership of WBU structures at national, regional and international levels.*

What are the BARRIERS experienced by women to assume leadership role? A brief meeting of interested women attending the GA brought forward many interesting concerns on skills training, leadership, mobility, safety, and other barriers. Following the GA a Women’s Committee was formed.

This committee has now developed the following questionnaire for women members, in particular, to assess the current situation, and barriers to women assuming leadership roles.

This questionnaire has been compiled to establish an improved understanding of the current situation and barriers to women assuming leadership roles in all regions of the WBU. Following results from the survey the committee would develop an action plan to deal with barriers and combat discrimination preventing women from becoming leaders.

Members are requested to share this survey with blind and partially sighted women and encourage them to complete and return it to the WBU Women’s committee to aid in determining the reason for a low number of women leaders.

Please return the completed questionnaire by *31 January 2018 to the WBU Office at *info@wbu.ngo .