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TOR FOR TRAINING ON PHYSICAL AND DIGITAL SECURITY FOR WWDS AND PROVIDE A SAFE SPACE FOR WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES TO RECEIVE WELLNESS, NETWORK, AND DIALOGUE AND REPLENISH THE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT

PROJECT BACKGROUNDFollowing the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic in Uganda, the Government of Uganda imposed a total lock down in March 2020. This has had devastating effects mainly on the poor people who live from hand to mouth. Women with disabilities are among those most hit by the pandemic, they cannot earn income from their

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

TRANSCRIBING SGBV TOOL BOX INTO BRAILLIE

1.0 ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND IDIWA is a non-Governmental Organization established in 2000 by women of different disability categories including Physical, Sensory and Psychosocial disabilities and Parents of Children with Disabilities from Iganga District, on realization that Women and Girls with Disabilities face heightened discrimination on account of gender and disability, which limits their access to social

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