- IDIWA has a niche in Human Rights Advocacy and is now rated among the most effective organizations promoting the human rights disability issues to the local government agenda in Busoga sub region. The major achievements under this component including:
- Influencing enactment of the Local Government (Iganga District) (Persons with Disabilities) Ordinance, 2007 and its amendment in 2013 to ensure conformity with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
- Advocacy for formulation of the Iganga District Policy on Disability, 2013.
- Documentation of the Local government budgeting process, 2014.
- Development of a human rights training manual.
- Training and establishment of a core team of Disability rights monitors.
- Translation of the CRPD into Lusoga, 2010.
2. Contribution to reduction in paediatric HIV infections through provision of home based care and support for the sick in terms of counselling, drugs and transport besides Joint Active Client Follow-Up of HIV-positive mothers who get lost-to-follow up in health centres to reduce mother to child infections.
3. Promotion of Reproductive Health rights for GWWDs through Peer education and support, human rights training and advocacy for appropriate access to the full complement of reproductive health services for women with disabilities which includes individualized birth control methods, family planning, prenatal care, and prevention and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
4. Empowerment of 500 Women and Youth with Disabilities through Vocational skills training and provision of start up materials including carpentry tool boxes, sewing machines, catering and hair dressing equipment among others to enable the use the skills learnt.
5. Economic empowerment for 500 Girls and Women with Disabilities through entrepreneurship and business management training and support for establishment of Income Generating Activities.
6. Contribution towards prevention of Disability and support for Habilitation and Rehabilitation through supporting corrective surgery and home based care for 300 Children with Club feet, Post polio paralysis and Hydrocephalus; provision hearing aids, wheel chairs and other mobility appliances for 700 PWDs.
7. Establishment of the Iganga Disabled People’s Saving and Credit Cooperative (IDP-SACCO) and provision of financial services to over 500 PWDs, Women and other vulnerable groups. Financial services were previously out of reach to PWDs because service providers equate disability to inability to perform.
8. Establishment of Lancy food processing Centre (a cottage industry) is a major achievement. It is helping People with Disability and the community to use their land to grow and supply mangoes and earn income for sustaining their livelihoods. The cottage is a source of income for sustaining IDIWA activities in the future.