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Leadership programme for women with disabilities
The selected participants attend workshops where they learn to self-advocate and empower others, after which they implement their own small projects. To date, 24 women have completed the programme, with 12 having since received formal leadership positions or promotions. A further 470 women have been reached via the small projects.
Light for the World Austria, Women Leadership Programme, Cambodia
Entrepreneurship training programme for women with disabilities
FUWAVITA was founded in 2018 by Aneth Geranda Isaya, the first deaf person to graduate from university in Tanzania. Aneth teaches women with disabilities to produce handicrafts and food that they can sell. By 2020, 500 women had successfully completed the economic generation training.
FUWAVITA - Tanzania Joy Women Entrepreneurship for the Deaf, FUWAVITA, Tanzania
“Infiltration strategy” for women and girls with disabilities
The three-week WILD program of MIUSA has trained more than 200 women with disabilities from over 80 countries on strategies for improving the lives of women and girls with disabilities. To move from exclusion to "infiltration" these activists form partnerships with development agencies and governments.
MIUSA - Mobility International USA, United States of America
Employment and inclusion of rural girls with hearing impairments
Women with hearing disabilities from rural areas receive training and education to ensure their participation in the job market. Informing families and communities about the needs and issues of these women leads to greater understanding and inclusion, which in turn helps to empower them economically and socially.
Al Saeeda Society for the Care and Rehabilitation of Deaf Girls in Yemen, Yemen
Preventing bullying against women with learning difficulties
According to the Ninlil empowerment seminars bullying and violence against women with learning difficulties or multiple disabilities can only be stopped, if these women develop more self-determination in their everyday life. 210 seminars were held from 1999 to 2014, reaching 1,159 participants.
Launching a specialized microfinance bank for women with disabilities
Equitas helps women with disabilities to establish their own business by providing microfinancing solutions without collateral. To this end, Equitas has founded Equitas Small Finance Bank and provides trainings on developing businesses and finding marketing possibilities. Between 2008 and 2016, more than 14,000 women received microfinance loans.
Equitas Holdings Limited, India
Supported Housing for Women with Psychosocial Disabilities and Sexual Trauma
Three or four women with post-traumatic stress disorder due to sexual abuse share an apartment. A female social worker and rehabilitation counselor, both trained in sexual trauma and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), visit the apartment daily. The service offers personal meetings, group therapy, and peer support.
ENOSH - The Israeli Mental Health Association, Seeds of Wellness, Israel
A depression management programme and microloans for women
In 2014, BNVN started a depression management programme for women providing also social livelihood training, like-skills training, and self-management courses. Livelihood preparation is mostly about microfinancing. After a basic training women can get small loans enabling them to start their own business activities.
BasicNeeds Vietnam, Vietnam
Felting and knitting skills as the key to self-employment
EPSA produces and sells a variety of felting and knitting products made by young women with disabilities. Participants in their vocational training are provided with meals and accommodations. Since 2009, almost 400 young women have benefited from being trained and equipped to work on a self-employment base.
EPSA - Entire Power in Social Action, Employment programme for young women with physical disabilities., Nepal
Blind women as experts in detecting breast cancer
Discovering Hands uses the superior tactile perception of blind and visually impaired persons to improve palpatory diagnosis in the early detection of breast cancer. Discovering Hands trains blind and visually impaired women to become "Medizinisch Taktile Tastuntersucherin" (Clinical Breast Examiners).
Discovering Hands Germany, Blind women as experts in detecting breast cancer, Germany