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Making gender-based violence programs accessible to and inclusive of women and girls with disabilities
The Women's Refugee Commission (WRC) is dedicated to improving the lives of the world’s women, children and youth displaced by war, persecution and natural disaster. Through its disabilities program, WRC works to advance the rights of displaced women and girls with disabilities- who are among the most hidden and neglected of all displaced people.
Women and girls with disabilities are at higher risk of violence, due to misconceptions and negative attitudes, isolation and social exclusion. Although gender-based violence (GBV) response and prevention are integral to humanitarian responses from the earliest phase of any emergency, persons with disabilities do not have the same access as other community members to these services. Field staff working in humanitarian settings are increasingly seeking support to improve the accessibility and inclusiveness of their GBV programs. To date, however, there are very few examples of good practice or programmatic guidance to assist such programs.
WRC is seeking to address this gap through the provision of technical advice and training on disability inclusion in humanitarian programs in New Delhi, Uganda, Nepal, Thailand, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and the Philippines.
For more information about the WRC Disability Program, please visit http://wrc.ms/SBI9fV.
Get more resources here:
Powerpoint presentation in ppt: http://wrc.ms/WoU8fH
Powerpoint presentation in pdf: http://wrc.ms/YVVi2G
Disability and GBV Findings in pdf: http://wrc.ms/WhQh9u
Contact: Emma Pearce, Disability Program Officer, Women’s Refugee Commission, firstname.lastname@example.org
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