Ending Violence against Women with Disabilities

by Integrated Disabled Women Activities

Summary

Integrated Disabled women Activities plans to provide protection and prevention services and capacity building for women and girls with Disabilities against sexual and gender based violence. Sexual and GBV services will include setting up counselling and restoration centers for victims of abuse, providing sexual and reproductive health services, setting up an emergency call center/hotline to response to SGBV cases and support economic enterprise development for women for women with disabilities.

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Challenge

The demographic and health survey conducted in 2012, indicated that Eastern Uganda has the highest number of cases of Gender Based Violence with an average of 74% cases. Women and Girls with Disabilities -WGDs experience physical and psychological abuse, sexual violence and abuse, abusive traditional practices, marital rape, dowry related violence and incest; this exposes them to many social calamities such as unwanted pregnancies and Sexually Transmitted Infections including HIV/AIDS.

Solution

1.Empowering WGDs with Human Rights will increase demand and access to essential, safe and adequate multi-sectoral services across the social and criminal justice systems. 2. Advocacy Engagements with duty bearers on ending SGBV will improve local government policy, planning and action, and accountability to address and prevent SGBV against WGDs. 3. Community awareness on signs, risks and effects of SGBV will promote positive attitudes, behavior, practices to prevent SGBV against WGDs.

Long-Term Impact

1. Duty bearers, and families put in place and implement policies that protect WGDs from Violence 2. Communities and families will create safe environments that are free of violence against WGDs 3. More WGDs protect themselves from SGBV, and demand and have access to supportive essential SGBV services and justice 4. Communities will freely speak out against SGBV and put measures to Prevent and Eliminate Violence, and its causes and effects/consequences in community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a XLSX file (projdoc.xlsx).

Resources

https:/​/​www.idiwaug.org
IDIWA at the launch of the SRH Strategy in 2015
IDIWA influenced the Iganga PWDs Ordinance, 2013

Organization Information

Integrated Disabled Women Activities

Location: Iganga, Uganda - Uganda
Website: https:/​/​www.idiwaug.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @IdiwaNgo
Project Leader:
Elizabeth Kayanga
Iganga, Iganga Uganda
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