Humanity and Inclusion (the new name of Handicap International) through its Making It Work project, in collaboration with the global Gender and Disability Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), is launching the second African call for good practices on the elimination, prevention of and response to discrimination, violence, abuse and exploitation of women and girls with disabilities.
Deadline 16 November 2018
This call continues the work of documentation started in 2014 by the Making It Work gender and Disability project. The previous call for new practices allowed to document 9 good practices from 6 African countries, presented and shared globally in the Report published in June 2018, titled “Gender and disability intersectionality in practice: Women and girls with disabilities addressing discrimination and violence in Africa” accessible at bit.ly/MIWreport-2018.
For this new call, we welcome practices addressing, among other topics:
- Bodily integrity of women and girls with disabilities, including issues such as: freedom from torture and inhumane practices such as forced or coerced sterilization, forced contraception and other forms of obstetrical violence, prevention of violence perpetrated by caregivers in institutional settings or daycare centers, the right to informed consent for decisions about one’s own body within healthcare, freedom from forced institutionalization including in psychiatric hospitals, and access to sexual and reproductive health (incl. HIV) and rights on an equal basis with others;
- Violence at and on the way to school, domestic violence including labour exploitation;
- Gender equality at community level and in particular gender equity and dialogue within families and communities;
- Women Empowerment in a broad sense, in particular economic empowerment, autonomy, women’s participation and leadership;
- Violence against older women with disabilities;
- Violence against women and girls with disabilities in humanitarian settings;
- Harmful practices such as forced marriage, early marriage, female genital mutilations inflicted on girls with disabilities, “bonus marriage”, killing of girls with albinism, infanticide targeting girls with disabilities.
 Such as but not limited to physical rehabilitation centers (providing rehabilitation, prosthetic and orthopedic services)