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Women Enabled International's mission is to address discrimination and stigma faced by women and girls with disabilities and to ensure the inclusion of women and girls with disabilities in international resolutions, policies and programs that impact women's human rights and development.

Ruling year info


Executive Director

Maryangel García-Ramos Guadiana

Main address

200 Massachusetts Avenue NW Suite 700

Washington, DC 20001 USA

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Subject area info

Disabled persons' rights

Women's rights

Population served info

Women and girls

People with disabilities

NTEE code info

Women's Rights (R24)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms



What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In the 21st century, women across the globe continue to experience gender-based discrimination that impedes the full realization of their human rights. Women and girls with disabilities - nearly 20% of women worldwide - encounter multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination on the basis of both gender and ability, e.g. high rates of gender-based violence, lack of access to justice, and denial of sexual and reproductive health information, goods, and services. Human rights advocacy can be an effective tool for holding governments to account for their obligations under international human rights law and pushing for gender equality to improve the situations of women and girls with disabilities worldwide. Yet historically, people with disabilities, and women with disabilities in particular, have made scarce use of international human rights mechanisms to advance their rights - in large part because these mechanisms have not been fully accessible for people with disabilities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Norm Building and Thought Leadership

WEI uses legal and advocacy strategies to ensure that human rights standards respect, protect, and fulfill the rights of women and gender minorities with disabilities, reflect their unique life circumstances and respond to the specific barriers they face to realizing their fundamental rights.

Population(s) Served

WEI employs a 360 capacity building approach—not just focused on building the capacity of women and gender minorities with disabilities themselves, but also building the capacity of mainstream movements and stakeholders to be more inclusive of those living at the intersection of gender and disability.

Population(s) Served

WEI leverages its skills, experience, and network to organize and promote social movements led by women and gender minorities with disabilities; WEI supports the development of intersectional social movements that include women and gender minorities with disabilities and advocate for and defend their rights by building inclusive coalitions and creating safe spaces for women and gender minorities with disabilities and allies.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Women and girls
People with disabilities
Women and girls
People with disabilities
Women and girls

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Women Enabled International envisions a world where women and girls with disabilities claim human rights, act in solidarity and lead self-determined lives.

Our mission is to advance human rights at the intersection of gender and disability to respond to the lived experiences of women and girls with disabilities; promote inclusion and participation; and achieve transformative equality.

WEI partners with women with disabilities worldwide to identify and address the violations, abuses, and inequalities women and girls with disabilities experience, amplify their voices, and jointly advocate for change. We closely collaborate with women with a wide range of physical, sensory, intellectual, and psycho-social disabilities, and our intended beneficiaries are the more than half billion women and girls with disabilities worldwide who experience dual discrimination in all aspects and stages of their lives based on their gender and their disability.

WEI engages with regional and international human rights mechanisms to assert the rights and respond to the lived experiences of women and girls with disabilities and to hold states accountable for their human rights obligations. We develop ground-breaking resources, such as our accountABILITY toolkit and thematic Fact Sheets, lead trainings, and organize convenings for activists, allies, service providers, and funders. WEI also promotes greater inclusion and participation of women and girls with disabilities within the mainstream women’s rights and disability rights movements, where they are too often absent or marginalized.

WEI prides itself on espousing a feminist collective culture, marked by mutual respect, collaboration, non-discrimination, and inclusion of diverse perspectives and experiences. As human rights defenders and lawyers, we uphold the highest ethical standards and promote integrity, transparency, and accountability in our relationships and actions.

Working at the intersection of gender and disability, WEI is inherently a bridge-builder and strives to forge alliances within and between movements. Indeed, our success relies on close partnerships and constant collaboration and galvanizing the broader human rights field to adopt an intersectional gender and disability approach. Our constituency encompasses women and girls with disabilities, women with disability advocates, women’s rights and disability rights advocates and organizations, academics, human rights defenders of all genders and abilities, and those in positions to enact or influence law and policy decisions on the country, regional, and international levels.

Women Enabled International has made progress on multiple fronts:

• Voices of women with disabilities are now being heard in critical spaces, addressing the persistent gaps in participation of women with disabilities in policy discussions and advocacy efforts around important human rights issues. By developing practical resources for mainstream human rights actors to create more inclusive and accessible in-person and virtual meeting spaces—and by organizing a strong women with disability presence at UN meetings and NGO conferences—we bring disabled women’s voices into forums where they have been largely excluded. By organizing global and regional consultations with women with disabilities on critical and emerging human rights issues, from the abortion and disability debate to understanding the full impact of COVID-19, we have sought out and integrated into international dialogues disabled women’s unique perspectives that are so urgently needed.
• International organizations are increasingly recognizing the need for an intersectional lens and seeking guidance on intersectional gender and disability approaches. WEI is routinely asked to bring our expertise to bear, e.g. in our role as a civil society leader in the UN Generation Equality Action Coalition on Feminist Movements and Leadership, as a member of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security, and as trusted experts partnering with UN agencies and presenting at high-level briefings with human rights experts.
• Women with disabilities and organizations working on their behalf have developed the knowledge and skills to engage in robust advocacy with U.N. human rights mechanisms to hold States accountable for their obligations and to advance the rights of women and girls with disabilities worldwide. Through our groundbreaking accountABILITY Toolkit and accompanying trainings in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia, WEI has equipped advocates and allies globally to advocate effectively and collectively.
• UNFPA, the UN agency dedicated to promoting sexual and reproductive health and which operates programs in 150 countries that are home to more than 80% of the world’s population, now has guidance on how to mainstream inclusive and accessible GBV and SRHR services for women and young people with disabilities, and the service providers within UNFPA’s network—as well as their partners in government and civil society—have the tools to apply an intersectional approach to the program design, development, and. In addition to developing this guidance, to date WEI has trained 370 stakeholders from 76 countries around the world on disability inclusion in essential SRHR and GBV service provision.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31
Financial documents
2022 WEI Audit 2021 WEI Audit 2020 WEI Audit 2019 WEI Audit
done  Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant. info

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 35.86 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 8 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 9% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of WOMEN ENABLED INTERNATIONAL’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$234,987 $72,744 $118,122 $883,739 $224,563
As % of expenses -34.0% 10.2% 14.4% 72.3% 13.8%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$234,987 $72,744 $118,122 $883,739 $224,563
As % of expenses -34.0% 10.2% 14.4% 72.3% 13.8%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $479,045 $772,030 $1,326,442 $1,996,882 $3,185,529
Total revenue, % change over prior year -34.3% 61.2% 71.8% 50.5% 59.5%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.6% 0.1% 0.1% 0.1%
Government grants 5.6% 16.1% 39.5% 22.6% 5.7%
All other grants and contributions 94.3% 82.9% 60.3% 77.3% 94.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.3% 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $691,440 $714,260 $818,681 $1,222,711 $1,627,089
Total expenses, % change over prior year 47.2% 3.3% 14.6% 49.4% 33.1%
Personnel 67.6% 56.8% 65.1% 64.4% 62.7%
Professional fees 8.0% 19.4% 20.3% 22.3% 17.0%
Occupancy 4.8% 6.1% 4.8% 3.5% 2.4%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 1.4% 0.0%
All other expenses 19.5% 17.7% 9.7% 8.5% 17.9%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $691,440 $714,260 $818,681 $1,222,711 $1,627,089
One month of savings $57,620 $59,522 $68,223 $101,893 $135,591
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $749,060 $773,782 $886,904 $1,324,604 $1,762,680

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 5.1 3.0 13.1 11.9 13.8
Months of cash and investments 5.1 3.0 13.1 11.9 13.8
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 7.0 8.0 8.7 14.5 12.6
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $295,880 $177,253 $893,953 $1,210,009 $1,875,830
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $168,960 $329,325 $182,925 $582,379 $1,488,911
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 1.9% 0.3% 7.3% 1.1% 1.4%
Unrestricted net assets $405,204 $477,948 $596,070 $1,479,809 $1,704,372
Temporarily restricted net assets $58,252 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $58,252 $43,278 $432,916 $323,348 $1,657,226
Total net assets $463,456 $521,226 $1,028,986 $1,803,157 $3,361,598

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Maryangel García-Ramos Guadiana

Maryangel has worked for the past 15 years as a human rights advocate, leader, with a core focus on diversity, inclusion, gender, and disability. In her career she has worked with different stakeholders such as congress and legislation, government, private sector and higher education. Maryangel is a passionate changemaker, committed to shifting the narrative and culture of inclusion. She joins WEI after leading the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, at the Center for the Recognition of Human Dignity at Tecnológico de Monterrey, where she has been instrumental in developing strategies to strengthen community representation and promote equality for historically discriminated groups in one of México’s largest private universities. She was also recently named the President of the Council for Persons with Disabilities for the State of Nuevo León, México, a five-year post where she will play a lead role in advancing the development of a State Plan for Disability Inclusion. She is also an organizational consultant and speaker, who has reached +100 organizations with her work. A native of México, Maryangel is a skilled communicator, dedicated to lifting up the voices of our community. As founder of Mexicanas con Discapacidad (a frequent WEI collaborator), she established a national network of women with disabilities that centers the voices and lived experiences of Mexican women with disabilities. Maryangel is also a dynamic, sought-after speaker, frequently featured in global forums and media outlets. Maryangel holds a bachelor in design and art from the Monterrey Center for Higher Learning of Design of Monterrey (CEDIM), and an MBA from EGADE Business School. Her continuing education credentials include: International Human Rights, Gender studies, and Communication and Culture Strategy.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Board of directors
as of 12/18/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Catherine Townsend

Ford Foundation

Carissa Janis

US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development

Catherine Hyde Townsend

Independent Consultant, Disability Inclusion Expert

Jaime Todd-Gher

Human Rights Lawyer, specializing in issues of gender, sexuality and health

Tariro Tandi

Human Rights Lawyer, Urgent Action Fund Africa

Pratima Gurung

General Secretary for Indigenous Persons with Disabilities Global Network and Nepal Indigenous Disabled Association (NIDA), Chair of the National Indigenous Disabled Women Association Nepal (NIDWAN) and a faculty member at Padma Kanya College in Kathmandu

Niluka Gunawardena

Educator and Researcher, teaches Disability Studies at the University of Kelaniya

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/18/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation


Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/18/2023

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  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.