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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
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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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Hearing-impaired Participants with a Sign Language Interpreter
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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

PROMOTING INCLUSIVE GBV SERVICES AND PROGRAMMES IN COVID-19 PANDEMIC RESPONSES

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 Central Province in January 2021. The programme was organised with the support of the “We for Our Rights” organisation in the Kandy district. The programme was held at the Centre for Handicapped in Kandy. These provincial-level programmes aim to build or strengthen partnerships between non-disability specific development organizations, government, and women leaders with a disability to promote inclusive GBV services and programmes in COVID-19 pandemic responses.

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Manique Gunaratne
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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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Standing for the National Anthem
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Manique Gunaratne
E-mail – maniqueg@empfed.lk, manique.g@gmail.com   

MOBILISING WOMEN LEADERS WITH DISABILITY FOR INCLUSIVE RESPONSE TO GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) Specialised Training & Disability Resource Centre jointly organised the webinar on Mobilizing Women Leaders with #Disabilities for Inclusive Responses to Gender-Based Violence During the COVID Pandemic’ in November 2020.

 Community and government responses to the global COVID-19 pandemic are further perpetuating domestic violence against women and girls with disabilities by the exclusion of women and girls with disabilities in decision-making processes, and denying women and girls with disabilities access to timely and vital communication, information, services, and protection measures.

This webinar was focused on the situation of women with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges they face, particularly on the issue of gender-based violence. Participants were encouraged to join this call to explore information on existing efforts and opportunities to work collaboratively to address this issue going forward.

The Guest Speaker was from the US Embassy – Mr Adam Smith. Project introduction was done by #Manique Gunaratne. common forms of GBV among persons with disabilities, Role of Mainstream Women Organisations and women with non-disabilities in Gender-Based Violence (GBV) for women with disability, Importance of Sexual and reproductive health concerning GBV, Protection and Support systems available for GBV, What is GBV and How does violence intersect with gender and disability? Were discussed.

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Session on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Manique Conducting the Session
Manique Conducting the Session
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Session on Causes for GBV
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Session on the Inclusion of Women with Disability into Mainstream Women Organizations
Session on the Inclusion of Women with Disability into Mainstream Women Organisations
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MIUSA Conducting the Session

Manique Gunaratne
Mobile – 0094779571918