The new report of the Making It Work Gender and Disability project titled "Gender and disability: Inspiring practices from women and girls with disabilities addressing discrimination and violence in Africa" is published on the 25th of November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Discover the 8 good practices implemented by women-led organisations of persons with disabilities and feminist organizations in Burundi, Kenya, Mali, Rwanda and Uganda.
Discover the 8 newly documented good practices from Burundi (Union des Personnes Handicapées du Burundi UPHB), Kenya (Kenya Female Advisory Organization KEFEADO, United Disabled Persons of Kenya UDPK and Women and Realities of Disability Society WARD), Mali (Organisation pour un développement intégré au Sahel ODI Sahel), Rwanda (Rwanda National Association of Deaf Women RNADW) and Uganda (National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda NUWODU and Mubende District Disabled Women Association MUDIWA).
MIW is back with its new report. Open it to discover how women with disabilities, as GBV actors, are working on changing what is happening in their communities, in their societies.
In her Foreword, Adelaïde NYIGINA, President of UPHB (Union of People with Disabilities in Burundi) and Member Representing Women with Disabilities on the Executive Committee of the ADF (African Disability Forum), states that "despite the changes in the normative frameworks governing the basic rights of women and people with disabilities at international, African, sub-regional and national levels, the impact of the combined effects of gender and disability have not been given sufficient attention. Discrimination, marginalisation and violence in all its forms against women with disabilities are facts of life which have mostly been ignored for far too long." She is calling "on all disabled people’s organisations in all African countries to think about actions to empower women and girls with disabilities to improve their standing in the community."
MIW finds its justification in supporting women with disabilities and their organizations in that aim.
1) Using sports and art to discuss gender-based violence with children and youth with disabilities, KEFEADO (Kenya Female Advisory Organization), Kenya
2) Improving access to social protection services and the realization of rights for women with hearing impairments, RNADW (Rwanda National Association of Deaf Women), Rwanda
3) Strengthening public structures and access to services for women with disabilities, NUWODU (National Union of Women with Disabilities of Uganda), Uganda
4) Providing access to services and promoting the empowerment of women and girls with disabilities, MUDIWA (Mubende Women with Disabilities Association), Uganda
5) Promoting the sexual and reproductive health rights of women and girls with disabilities, ODI Sahel (Organisation pour un Développement Intégré au Sahel), Mali
6) Promoting women with disabilities’ inclusion and social change among communities, WARD (Women and Realities of Disability Society), Kenya
7) Amplifying the voices of women with disabilities in Kenya, UDPK (United Disabled Persons of Kenya), Kenya
8) Developing women with disabilities’ empowerment through income generating activities, UPHB (Union des Personnes Handicapées du Burundi), Burundi
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