Big Lottery Fund’s new international programme - the East Africa Disability Fund - awards £2.1 million of funding to six organisations including ADD International in its first phase.
We recently carried out a research project in Tanzania to tackle the first barrier to uprooting the invisible violence faced by disabled women – evidencing the scale of the problem. Women with diverse disabilities researched and collected a sample of thirty short life stories from other women and girls with disabilities, and analysed these stories to explore their core themes in relation to their own lived experience. Read the facsinating results.
Market-based solutions are frequently touted as the way for people living in poverty to engage in economic activities that will improve their livelihoods and self-reliance. But the uncomfortable reality is that the benefits of many economic empowerment programmes often fall to the ‘already better-off’.
As leaders of governments, businesses and INGOs gather for Davos this week, foremost on their agenda should be how to reach the 800 million people trapped in extreme poverty and living on less than $1.90 a day. Many of these people are highly marginalized due to their gender, disability, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, sexuality, caste or geographic isolation. As well as being a great injustice, this represents a huge pool of unrealised human potential.
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