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Supporting Advocacy for Women with
Disabilities through strong public relations
and communication: A Best Practice
Approach from GIZ Uganda and IDIWA

Women and girls with disabilities in Uganda face heightened discrimination on account of gender anddisability and are among the poorest and most left behind in their communities. Compared to their peerswithout disabilities, they are at higher risk of being subject to violence, especially sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). To combat violence against women and girls

Learn of how the Sign language skill by IDIWA has accelerated SRHR Services accessibility at Nakandulo HC IV

Sharon Mugero (Not real name) who is a learner at Mulago school of the deaf (she can’t talk or speak) left Kampala when the president closed schools, churches and bars and went to control the spread of Covid-19 and she went to Kamuli (Kakira parish) which is their home village. Before she (Sharon) left she

Living with albinism in Uganda

Disability is without doubt defined differently in different contexts. In the international context, disability is regarded on the one hand as a long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairment in which interaction with various barriers may hinder a person’s full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others (United Nation Convention, 61/106

Sexual and Gender based violence during the lockdown and how WGDs are at risk of violence

ON 31st March 2020, media reports in Uganda indicated that “five people had died due to domestic violence since government imposed ‘stay at home ‘measures in mid-March”. In addition, Uganda’s Police spokesman Fred Enanga reported that police noticed a raise in domestic violence cases including murder adding that police would before register one or two

The belief that women with disabilities are inherently unfit to become mothers has not fully changed in African communities.

The belief that women with disabilities are inherently unfit to become mothers has changed over time been changing but not fully with some community members under minding women with disabilities as mothers. “Today, women with disabilities contend with coercive tactics designed to encourage sterilization or abortions because they are deemed not fit for motherhood.” As

IDIWA SGBV Program kicks off with Human Rights and Advocacy Skills Training for Women and Girls with Disabilities to promote equitable access to disability-friendly multisectoral services for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence and empowering women and girls with disabilities to demand their rights

The feeling of being Equal to others is still a big puzzle for Women and Girls with Disabilities -WGDs. This is mainly due a number of challenges they face on a daily basis, including negative attitudes, discrimination, isolation and exclusion from family and community activities, all of which tantamount to abuse and violation of human

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