African call for good practices on the elimination and prevention of and response to violence, abuse and exploitation of women and girls with disabilities

Handicap International, in collaboration with a global Gender and Disability Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), has launched an international call for good practices on the elimination, prevention of and response to violence, abuse and exploitation of women and girls with disabilities. It is targeting actions and initiatives that lead to their empowerment, reflect their diverse experiences and preferences, and promote gender equity.  This call is part of a Making it Work initiative called “Towards Enhanced Inclusion of Women and Girls with Disabilities through Evidence-Based Advocacy and strengthened accountability”, which continues the work of documentation started in 2014 by the Making It Work Initiative “Gender and Disability Inclusion:  Advancing Equity for Women and Girls with Disabilities”.  

Who is eligible to submit a good practice?

  • Disability-led coalitions (are particularly encouraged to apply)
  • International, national or local Disabled People’s Organizations, Disabled Women’s Organizations, and Parents’ Associations
  • International, national or local non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Service providers or community service organizations (CSOs)
  • Human rights institutions (international or national)
  • Academic institutions
  • Government led initiatives
  • Groups of people with disabilities or other activists
  • Single organizations or partnerships may apply
  • Individuals may not apply

Closing date: 16 June 2017

Guidelines are available in English and French

Interested coalitions and organizations should complete an application form (either in English or French) and email it to: jdavodeau@handicap-international.org