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Making It Work Gender & Disability Project: supporting women and girls with disabilities

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Rwanda, members of one community group of women and girls with disabilities and also mothers of girls with disabilities, organization UNABU. Rwanda, members of one community group of women and girls with disabilities and also mothers of girls with disabilities, organization UNABU. Rwanda, members of one community group of women and girls with disabilities and also mothers of girls with disabilities, organization UNABU. Rwanda, members of one community group of women and girls with disabilities and also mothers of girls with disabilities, organization UNABU.

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The Making It Work (MIW) Gender and Disability project fights violence against women and girls with disabilities in Africa. MIW reaffirms their leadership by supporting grassroots organizations and by conducting evidence-based advocacy at all levels.
 

Women with disabilities are twice as likely to experience domestic violence and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence as non-disabled women.  Aware that violence against women and girls is the result of power inequalities between men and women, social norms and the systemic discrimination against them, the Making It Work Gender and Disability project supports grassroots organizations to fight violence against women and girls with disabilities in Africa. 


Following the MIW methodology developed by HI, the MIW project

Supports the advocacy

of Disabled Peoples’ Organizations and women’s organizations, using good practices on the ground as evidence-based advocacy material. In 2018, the Gender and Disability project produced a report on the intersectionality of Gender and Disability in Practice and brought 10 women leaders to various international advocacy events.

Supports the technical and financial capacities of country partners

In 2018, the MIW team organized a regional workshop on the intersectionality of gender and disability to bring together 9 partners (from Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Uganda), and established a Seed Fund to support them in scaling up their practices.

Enhances cooperation between all actors

involved in the response to violence against women and girls with disabilities (such as gender focused, reproductive health and rights, legal and disability organizations).

In 2019, and following MIW’s Call for Good Practices, 8 new country partners have been selected. MIW network of Country Partners comprises 17 Organizations led by women, involved in eliminating violence against women and girls with disabilities, located in Burundi, Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Uganda, and Rwanda.

 

Associated documentation

 

Coverage of the pratical guide Making it Work: Good practices for disability-inclusive development and humanitarian action Coverage of the pratical guide Making it Work: Good practices for disability-inclusive development and humanitarian action Coverage of the pratical guide Making it Work: Good practices for disability-inclusive development and humanitarian action Coverage of the pratical guide Making it Work: Good practices for disability-inclusive development and humanitarian action

Making it Work: Good practices for disability-inclusive development and humanitarian action

coverage of the 2018 report: Gender and disability intersectionality in practice: Women and girls with disabilities addressing discrimination and violence in Africa coverage of the 2018 report: Gender and disability intersectionality in practice: Women and girls with disabilities addressing discrimination and violence in Africa coverage of the 2018 report: Gender and disability intersectionality in practice: Women and girls with disabilities addressing discrimination and violence in Africa coverage of the 2018 report: Gender and disability intersectionality in practice: Women and girls with disabilities addressing discrimination and violence in Africa

Gender and disability intersectionality in practice: Women and girls with disabilities addressing discrimination and violence in Africa

 

coverage of the overview of the Making It Work 2018 report coverage of the overview of the Making It Work 2018 report coverage of the overview of the Making It Work 2018 report coverage of the overview of the Making It Work 2018 report

Overview of the 2018 Making It Work project report

June 2018

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HI is an independent and impartial aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

HI is an independent and impartial aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.

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