EUGENE, Ore -- Women with disabilities came to Eugene from all over the world for three weeks at the Women's Institute on Leadership and Disability, or WILD. The women attempted the challenge course at Spencer Butte Wednesday.
Mobility International USA hosted the international delegation of women leaders with disabilities from 26 different countries. The WILD women are participating in numerous activities around Eugene during their three week stay, including the Spencer Butte Challenge Course.
The event promotes understanding of disabilities in other cultures, while the delegates also partake in all the fun Eugene has to offer. Caroline Atimn traveled all the way from south Sudan to participate in WILD.
"Women in Africa who have disabilities don't have a lot of access, so I've come to learn from all the other women." Atimn said.
Several translators accompany the women to facilitate discussions and overcome the language barriers between the delegates. Later this week they will hold a group workshop and talk about women's issues in their native countries.