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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

TOR FOR TRAINING ON VIRTUAL MEETING / CONFERENCE

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR TRAINING ON VIRTUAL MEETING/CONFERENCE 1.0 Background Integrated Disabled Women Activities (IDIWA) is a voluntary, not for profit non-governmental organization established in 2000 purposely to empower Women, People with Disabilities and other vulnerable groups to maximize their potential and improve their standard of living through Economic Empowerment and Livelihoods, Human Rights and

TOR TRAINING CURRICULUM LIFE & COMMUNICATION SKILLS WGDs

1.0 ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND IDIWA Uganda is an indigenous not for profit non-Governmental Organization established in2000 by women of different disability categories including Physical, Sensory and Psychosocial disabilities and Parents of Children with Disabilities in Uganda, on realization that Women and Girls with Disabilities face heightened discrimination on account of gender and disability, and this limits