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African call for good practices

Making It Work, in collaboration with a global Gender and Disability Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), is launching an African call for good practices on the elimination, prevention of and response to violence, abuse and exploitation of women and girls with disabilities. It is targeting actions and initiatives that lead to their empowerment, reflect their diverse experiences and preferences, and promote gender equity. 

This call is part of a Making it Work initiative called “Towards Enhanced Inclusion of Women and Girls with Disabilities through Evidence-Based Advocacy and strengthened accountability”, which continues the work of documentation started in 2014 by the Making It Work Initiative “Gender and Disability Inclusion:  Advancing Equity for Women and Girls with Disabilities”.

About the Call for Good Practices:

Handicap International, in collaboration with a global Gender and Disability Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), is launching an international call for good practices on the elimination, prevention of and response to violence, abuse and exploitation of women and girls with disabilities. It is targeting actions and initiatives that lead to their empowerment, reflect their diverse experiences and preferences, and promote gender equity.  This call is part of a Making it Work initiative called “Towards Enhanced Inclusion of Women and Girls with Disabilities through Evidence-Based Advocacy and strengthened accountability”, which continues the work of documentation started in 2014 by the Making It Work Initiative “Gender and Disability Inclusion:  Advancing Equity for Women and Girls with Disabilities”.

More information can be found at:

http://www.makingitwork-crpd.org/advancing-equity-for-women-and-girls-with-disabilities/

The good practices should show real change toward empowerment and greater equity for women and girls with disabilities while promoting gender equity, generally. The ones that are collected will be used to support national and international level advocacy, ensuring that the voices of advocates at the local level will reach and influence international stakeholders.

About Making it Work:

Making it Work is a methodology for documenting good practices on inclusion of people with disabilities and analyzing how these positive changes could be replicated or sustained. The Making it Work methodology offers a set of tools that guide actors on identifying, documenting and analyzing good practices that advance the rights enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) and other human rights treaties, and use this information to inform and enhance their advocacy. The methodology encourages collaboration between key actors whereby people with disabilities and their representative organizations play a key role.   More information on Making it Work can be found at: www.makingitwork-crpd.org

Who is eligible to submit a good practice?

  • Disability-led coalitions (are particularly encouraged to apply)
  • International, national or local Disabled People’s Organizations, Disabled Women’s Organizations, and Parents’ Associations
  • International, national or local non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Service providers or community service organizations (CSOs)
  • Human rights institutions (international or national)
  • Academic institutions
  • Government led initiatives
  • Groups of people with disabilities or other activists
  • Single organizations or partnerships may apply
  • Individuals may not apply

Deadline extension!

The deadline for Good practices submissions is December 6th, 2016.

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