Women in Nepal

Disability & GBV

Gender-based Violence Against Children and Youth with Disabilities Toolkit

This participatory toolkit for child protection, GBV prevention and response, and youth engagement was designed for humanitarian and development staff to:

  • develop their capacity for disability inclusion
  • identify gender-based violence prevention and response needs among children and youth with disabilities
  • involve these young people in planning and implementing activities

Young people with disabilities have much to contribute to programming, but are rarely invited to contribute their insights, knowledge, skills and capacities.

Children and youth with disabilities are frequently hidden in communities, overlooked by humanitarian programs, and excluded from school and other opportunities. Adolescents with disabilities, particularly those with intellectual disabilities, are often excluded from peer networks that might protect them as well as activities that increase their knowledge about violence, sex, and healthy relationships.

Women's Refugee Commission Addresses the UNSC Arria Formula Meeting on the situation of persons with disabilities in armed conflict

On December 3, 2018, in observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, WRC Executive Director Sarah Costa delivered an intervention from the floor at the UN Security Council Arria Formula Meeting on the situation of persons with disabilities in armed conflict.

Shifting power: What does localization of humanitarian aid look like for women and girls with disabilities?

This blog is cross-posted from Medium.

As the organization I work for, the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC), attends Women Deliver this week in Vancouver, Canada, I am excited to see so many people–famous or otherwise–show up for gender equality in what promises to be one of the “biggest-ever global conversations about the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women.”

With women and girls with disabilities making up at least 20% of the population in developing countries and more than half of over 10 million persons with disabilities who have been forcibly displaced, we think it is critical they are part of this wider conversation.