March 22, 2018 - 12:30pm

Humanity and Inclusion/Making It Work Gender and Disability Project, the International Disability Alliance and the Disability Rights Fund invite you to a Parallel event at the CSW NGO Forum, taking place March 22 at 4:30 PM at the Church Center for the United Nations, in New York. 

This interactive session brings together women leaders with disabilities from grassroots communities in Africa to share their work top combat gender-based violence against women and girls with disabilities in rural communities. These leaders will outline inclusive strategies to prevent and respond to gender-based violence. The session will also explore cross-movement collaboration as a strategy for greater inclusion.
Speakers include:
  • Florence Ndong:  Executive Director of Lira District Disabled Women’s Association in Lira, Uganda
  • Robinah Alambuya:  Co-founder and Executive Director of Triumph Uganda Mental Health Support and Recovery Program, an organization of persons with psycho-social disabilities and Board member of the World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry
  • Grace Kerry:  Executive Director of Inclusive Friends Association of Nigeria, an organization of women with disabilities
  • Gaudence Mushimiyimana: Executive Director of Umuryango Nyarwanda w’Abagore Bafite Ubumuga (UNABU), the Rwanda Organization of Women with Disabilities
  • Shena Cavallo: Program Officer, International Women’s Health Coalition
International Sign Language will be provided
Please RSVP by March 15 to: Lisa Adams ladams [at]

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