Confidence for the future: working with women and girls with disabilities in Rwanda
Categories: Cause days, Disability inclusion, Project impact, Women
03 December 2021
To mark International Day of People with Disabilities and the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, we are sharing a short video from UNABU Rwanda, on its work with women and girls with disabilities, specifically its work on gender-based violence.
Hear their testimonies, how UNABU has positively affected their lives, and how they feel empowered to create more change in their community.
UNABU is a Jo Cox Memorial Grant holder, funded by UK Aid Direct and is based in Rwanda.
Watch this video: Expanding safe spaces for Rwandan girls and women with disabilities – 2 minutes 32 seconds
Evidence from What Works to prevent violence
- Women with disabilities are two to four times more likely to experience non-partner violence
- Women with disabilities are at two to four times higher risk of intimate partner violence (IPV) than women without disabilities
- The risk of both IPV and non-partner sexual violence increases with the severity of disability.
More What Works resources on violence against women and girls with disabilties:
- Read web page from What works to prevent violence against women with disabilities
- Watch video on webpage: Disability and Violence against Women and Girls.