Huu'wezo

Advancing Rights for Women with disabilities

Partnership: This-Ability + Dance for Charity Foundation, House of Matriarch, Luxury Network, and Kenya Reproductive Health Matters

Kenya

www.this-ability.org

 

The Problem:

There is an invisibility of women and girls with disabilities. This is presented across various sectors but particularly within the health sector where there is a lack of access to information and services around sexual and reproductive rights. This-Ability sees this as a direct result of the asexuality associated with women with disabilities which has resulted in a lack of programming, interventions, policy development or investments in advancing reproductive health.

 

The Solution:

This-Ability seeks to create visibility for women and girls with disabilities. Their work is focused around challenging societal norms and perceptions around gender, disability and sexuality. This-Ability pushes boundaries through media and art, while creating spaces for thought provoking conversations that influence policy change.