PROJECT BACKGROUND Project period, budget, beneficiaries and forms of violence The “Eliminating Sexual and Gender Based Violence Among women and Girls with Disabilities is a USD 439,663, three-year (Jan 2020 and Dec 2022), project implemented in six sub counties in Mayuge district in Eastern Uganda, and targeted girls and women with disabilities between 9 and
PROJECT BACKGROUND Eastern Uganda faces extreme poverty and tops the list on GBV compared to other regions (regional police report 2012/13). Around one in five women worldwide is a woman with disability and GBV is compounded by disability-based discrimination, and takes unique forms, causes, results and consequences due to intersection of gender and disability in
IDIWA is seeking services of an experienced communication expert to lead the process of designing its communication strategy in form of a training manual, and conduct training for staff and board members on constructive and strategic media engagement and public relations.
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 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