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On International Women Human Rights Defenders Day, a tribute was paid by AWID for the activists who are no longer with us. Florence Adong-Ewoo is one them. 

On International Day of the Girl Child, the Making It Work team is sharing 3 stories of girls with disabilities that really show what it’s like to be a girl hero.

The 2nd African Call for Good Practices is now open, all details on http://bit.ly/MIW-Call-2018

Are you working on addressing discrimination and violence against women and girls with disabilities in Africa? We are thrilled to announce that Making it Work is launching a new call for good practices! We are looking forward to learning more about successes achieved by women with and without disabilities in tackling these pressing issues. #TimeIsNow

Deadline 16 November 2018

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).