Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre organised a programme on Mobilizing Women Leaders with #Disabilities for Inclusive Responses to Gender-Based Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic in North Central Province in February 2021. The programme was held at the Sahana Association for the Disabled in Anuradhapura.
Among the areas covered were:
- Mechanisms behind how violence intersects with gender and disability.
- Reflection on caregiver’s experience on gender-based violence faced by women with disabilities and awareness on the role and responsibilities of caregivers during pandemics.
- Challenges and methods to overcome these barriers during the pandemic by women with disabilities concerning gender-based violence.
- Educating on the support systems available for women with disabilities related to gender-based violence locally.