Read about the Making It Work Gender and Disability Project latest activities, especially the launch of our 2018 Report and the events at COSP11 and the European Development Days where HI/Making It Work has been supporting the country partners of MIW.

We are also remembering our dear Florence Adong-Ewoo, Chair person of LIDDWA Uganda, who passed away last July.

This leaflet intends to underline the existence of intersectional factors of vulnerability amongst Women with Disabilities with respect to HIV/AIDS and sexual violence in Burkina Faso and Guinea Bissau.

In Burkina Faso 5.4% of interviewed women with disabilities live with HIV against 1.1% for the general female population

In Burkina Faso prevalence of HIV for women with disabilities is equivalent to the prevalence of Female Sex Workers

The figures presented here are taken from two studies carried out in Burkina Faso and Guinea Bissau in 2017. These studies are part of the West Africa regional "HIV & Disability" project in Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau, which is implemented with funding from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and in partnership with the West African Federation of Persons with Disabilities (WAFOD).  

[Updated 31st May]

Making It Work new report is now available online!

Entitled "Gender and disability intersectionality in practice: Women and girls with disabilities addressing discrimination and violence in Africa" it is documenting 9 good Practices across Africa. 


Florence Edong-Ewoo from LIDDWA (Uganda), Gaudence Mushimiyimana from UNABU (Rwanda) and Robinah Alumbuya from World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (Uganda) were on the panel of the event titled ‘Advocacy on the margins: Women with disabilities addressing violence at the grassroots level’.

The event was a success with a full room. It was co-organized by MIW@HI, International Disability Alliance, Disability Rights Fund and International Women's Health Coalition.

This 5 minute video (in Myanmar, with English and Burmese subtitles) presents some hopeful steps being taken in Myanmar, to inspire inclusive educational, recreational and vocational opportunities for children and adults with disabilities.