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INCLUSIVE RESPONSES TO GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE

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.
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Trainer & The Sign Language Interpreter
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Session on the services available on GBV
Session on the services available on GBV
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Sign Language Interpretation

Manique Gunaratne
Web: http://www.employers.lk

MITIGATING GENDER-BASED AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE FOR WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES

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 Pandemic in Eastern Province in February 2021. The programme was held at the National Institute for Social Development (NISD) in Ampara. Women with and without disabilities and men with and without disabilities were trained as training of trainers (Tot). Some of the areas covered during this programme were:

  • Introduction to Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH).
  • Understanding on SRH and Sexual violence for women with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Educating on Family Planning, Subfertility and Abortion for women with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Prevention of Sexual Violence for women with disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic and instructions for legal assistance.
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Participants at the session on GBV
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Lighting the Digital Oil Lamp
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Manique Gunaratne
Fax – 0094112867946

SUPPORTING WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES AT THE GRASS-ROOTS LEVEL ON GBV

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre organized a programme on Mobilizing Women Leaders with #Disabilities for Inclusive Responses to Gender-Based Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Southern Province in January 2021. The programme was held at the Equality Based Community Support & Training (ECSAT) in Galle. Exceptional accomplishments of these programmes are; 51 women with disabilities, 30 women with non-disabilities, 10 men with disabilities and 10 men with non-disabilities (total of 101) ToTs were trained in the physical environment on mobilizing women leaders with disabilities to for inclusive responses to Gender-based Violence during the COVID pandemic. It was conducted in all 09 provinces of Sri Lanka and 01 national-level programmes to reach precise grass root levels within communities of Sri Lanka.

27 women with disabilities, 13 women with non-disabilities, 05 men with disabilities & 04 men with non-disabilities were trained virtually on the same topic as well.

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Manique Gunaratne
Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMBhDQ516xwVr86zKLM1HUw

BEST BUDDIES FOR WOMEN WITH DISABILITY DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre organized a programme on Mobilizing Women Leaders with #Disabilities for Inclusive Responses to Gender-Based Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Sabaragamuwa Province in January 2021. The programme was held at Sri Ramya Reception Hall in Ratnapura. The provincial-level programmes were structured to have consultations with stakeholders and resource persons, Promoting “Be-Safe” App (This app will help women with disabilities to be safe and get information and peer support in Covid period and emergency), Production of GBV video, Communication materials: leaflets, social-media posts & videos, radio programs, capacity building of TOT in Sexual and Reproductive Health to minimize the Gender-Base Violence and building a network support system.

35 women with a physical disability, 22 hearing impaired women, 2 women with a learning disability, 17 vision impaired women and 2 women with psychosocial disability benefitted through physical and virtual training from the grassroots level. 43 women with non-disability and 15 men with non-disability were also sensitized on the prevention of gender-based violence during the Covid-19 pandemic. Organizations working for Persons with Disabilities, Civil Organizations, Government Departments, Ministries, Women Ministry, Human Rights Organizations, Women Networks, Women’s Organizations, Universities, Research Institutes, Police Department, Embassies, Legal Organizations, Mental Health Organizations, Media, Sexual & Reproductive Health Organizations, USA Organizations, UN Organizations, Rural Development Organizations andSchools supported this initiative to support women with a disability during Covid-19 pandemic.

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Sexually Transmitted Diseases During the Covid-19 Session in Progress
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What is Gender-based Violence Session in Progress
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Cause of Gender-based Violence Session in Progress
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Manique Gunaratne
Viber: 0094779571918

STRENGTHENING THE INCLUSIVITY OF COMMUNITY COVID RESPONSES TO PROTECT THE FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS WITH DISABILITIES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre organized a programme on Mobilizing Women Leaders with #Disabilities for Inclusive Responses to Gender-Based Violence During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Uva Province in January 2021. The programme was organized with the support of the Wellassa Organization for the Disabled in Monaragala district and was held at Little Rose Inn Hotel in Vallawaya.

The programme was organized to strengthen the inclusivity of community and government COVID responses to protect the fundamental freedoms of women and girls with disabilities. The objective was to Mobilize disabled women in leading efforts to promote inclusive gender-based violence (GBV) services and programming during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Introduction on “mobilizing women leaders with disabilities for “inclusive responses to gender-based violence during the Covid-19 pandemic” and “Briefing on what is GBV for women with disabilities during Covid-19 pandemic” were some of the areas covered at these training at the provincial level. The programme was conducted under the leadership of Ms. #Manique Gunaratne.

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A Participant With A Physical Disability Speaking
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Introduction of the Programme With Sign Language Interpretation
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Manique Gunaratne
E-mail – maniqueg@empfed.lk, manique.g@gmail.com   

MOBILIZING WOMEN LEADERS WITH DISABILITIES TO PROMOTE INCLUSIVE RESPONSES TO GBV DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) is implementing a project on Mobilising Women leaders with #disability on inclusive responses to gender-based violence during the Covid-19 pandemic in 6 countries. It is heartening to see the dedication to make inclusion a priority for organizations and the willingness to learn directly from women leaders with disability. The project will lead to future collaborations and more sharing of resources and strategies. MIUSA has the honour of working together with MADRE to align the values of equity and inclusion with the organizational culture, policies, and practices. #ManiqueGunaratne spoke on the activities and impact of the project implemented in Sri Lanka.    

Watch the video of women leaders with disability speaking on activities and the impact of the project:

Manique Gunaratne
Executive Committee Member – Asia Pacific Women with Disability United