Strengthening the Role of Women with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action: A Facilitator’s Guide was designed by the Women’s Refugee Commission, in collaboration with organizations of women with disabilities in Africa and South Asia, to support women leaders to provide training to members, colleagues and/or partners on humanitarian action. The training is intended to enhance the capacity of women with disabilities to effectively advocate on women’s and disability issues within relevant humanitarian forums at national and regional levels by:
- increasing understanding of the humanitarian system;
- helping participants identify gaps and opportunities for inclusion of women and girls with disabilities within the humanitarian system; and,
- developing advocacy plans to strengthen access and inclusion.
The Women’s Refugee Commission is deeply grateful to the women with disabilities who provided input and feedback after participating in the pilot trainings, as well as the Network of African Women with Disabilities, the South Asia Disability Forum, and Special Talent Exchange Program in Pakistan, with which we have had an ongoing partnership in this wider project.