Projects using Making It Work

The MIW methodology is used in various ways

There are an increasing number of organizations around the world using the Making it Work methodology.

Using the left side bar, you can find more information on how various organizations are using Making it Work in projects coordinated independently from the MIW team, which provides various levels of support. For each project, you can download full reports, good practice case studies or read project updates.

Below is an example of a fully-fledged MIW project, built entirely around the methodology principles and coordinated by the MIW team, with the support of a group of technical experts.

Are you interested in using the MIW methodology in your actions? Do not hesitate to contact us, and we can discuss together what kind of support we may provide!

 

The MIW Gender and Disability project

young girl hugging a woman in a wheelchair

The MIW project on gender and disability is a very participatory project that gathers various ideas, works and opinions from different people and regions. It highlights the work and potential of country level advocates actions in the field of gender and disability.

This project specifically acknowledges the vulnerability of women and girls with disabilities to gender and disability-based violence and the lack of documented good practices on inclusive responses and their strengths to address it. On this ground, the MIW Gender and Disability project seeks to increase the visibility of women and girls with disabilities within international development, human rights, gender and humanitarian action to ensure that their voices and concerns are heard on how to respond to violence, abuse and exploitation throughout the world.

 

To access a short presentation of this project, please download the brief below, available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. It is also available in easy-to-read format.

 

  • Phase 1 (completed)

The first phase of the project was based on an international call for good practices on the elimination, prevention of and response to violence, abuse and exploitation of women and girls with disabilities. With the support of a Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), Handicap International documented, analyzed and selected 11 good practices across the world, carried out by women with or without disabilities. These country level advocates are since being supported to voice the experiences and concerns of women and girls with disabilities within international programmes and policies through local good practices.

All these good practices have been compiled in a report available in English and Spanish (a summary is available in French):

 

  • Phase 2 (in progress)

The second phase of this project aims at

  1. Strengthening national advocacy on violence against and discrimination against women and girls with disabilities in the countries identified through the first good practices call;
  2. Globally reinforcing the linkages between women's organization and DPOs to reduce the invisibility of discrimination and violence against women and girls with disabilities;
  3. Using the expertise of all stakeholders involved to influence international treaty bodies into fighting discrimination and violence against women and girls with disabilities. 

In these objectives, the country level advocates identified during phase 1 are involved in various empowering and capacity strengthening activities, in order to increase the impact of their practice.

A second call for good practices on the elimination, prevention of and response to violence, abuse and exploitation of women and girls with disabilities is also being organized, with a specific focus on the African region this time.