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Category Page: GAD

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


Integrated Disabled Women Activities (IDIWA) undertook an evaluation of its work in the Elimination of Sexual and Gender Based Violence (E-SGBV) against Women and Girls with Disabilities (WGDs) project through an external evaluator. The evaluation covered a period of one and half years from the commencement of the project in Jan 2020. The project was

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