Empowering the most vulnerable & marginalized.
ensure girls and women with disabilities remain safe and free from violence during the COVID-19 pandemic period.
Goal: To ensure that 150 girls & women with disabilities in Lunyo Subcounty are able to maximize their physical and mental abilities, have access to regular services and opportunities, achieve full integration within their communities during and after COVID 19.
• Support 150 girls & women with disabilities in small enterprise development.
• To increasing knowledge of 150 girls & women with disabilities about COVID-19.
• Ensure essential relief items reach the intended beneficiaries.
The program will safeguard the well being, facilitate access to information through social media platforms as a tool for learning, strengthening skills and capabilities, offer opportunities for distance education, access to basic services to girls & women with disabilities. Because of the lock down girls & women with disabilities are struggling to maintain their livelihoods, therefore the need to scale up social protection measures – programmes and policies that connect families to life-saving income, health care, nutrition and education. The grant funds will be used to facilitate outreach programs, timely distribution of essential relief food items i.e soap, rice, posho, beans, cooking oil and jerrycans, developing & printing IEC materials to support our advocacy campaigns, sanitary towels, masks gowns, testing kits, mosquito nets,basins,jerrycan,mattresses,blankets,water storage containers, facilitate radio programs i.e we will run a 60 minutes radio talk show with a panel of health expertise on local FM station every Saturday critical topics for discussion among others: raising awareness critical to slowing the transmission of COVID19, family conflicts, violence against women in homes, address the issue of girls getting pregnant during the corona virus pandemic. We will have a post COVID 19 program where we will introduce poultry & business management skills.
- Human rights
- Mental health
- Work & Productivity
- Raising capital
What we need help with
Situation analysis-current situation: The arrival of COVID-19 in Busia district Eastern Uganda, followed by curfews and restrictions on movement have worsened the situation of girls & women with disabilities COVID 19 pandemic has left many girls & women with disabilities jobless, with no access to government aid, the only income is through gardening. Problem statement: Girls & women with disabilities face multiple forms of discrimination like limited access to education, employment, adequate housing & healthcare. Girls with disabilities in rural areas are less likely to complete primary school and more likely to be marginalized or denied access to education only 41.7% of girls with disabilities complete primary school compared to 50.6% of men & boys with disabilities according to The United Nations General Assembly seventy-second session July 28,2017. The stigma associated with certain physical & mental disabilities, girls & women with disabilities are marginalized and the World seems to have turned its back on these people yet they are human beings just like any of us. Having identified these challenges Pearl Integrated Development Agency (PIDA)-Uganda is asking for support to address issues affecting girls & women with disabilities during COVID 19 pandemic. Project justification: According to The United Nations General Assembly seventy-second session of July 28, 2017.The prevalence of disabilities among women is higher than in men. While only 12 per cent of men have a disability, for women that is estimated at 19 per cent. The higher rate among women is partially attributable to a mix of factors, including women’s longer life expectancy, the later onset of dementia and the impact of poor maternal health care, particularly in developing countries. There is need to address the specific barriers girls & women with disabilities face in accessing health care, education and employment especially in rural areas. By supporting this project, you will help us achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: (1) no more poverty; (2) zero hunger (3) good health and well-being; (4) quality education; (5) gender equality;(8) decent work and economic growth; (10) reduced inequalities; (16) peace and justice. Project summary: Pearl Integrated Development Agency (PIDA)-Uganda is launching a program to provide education on the prevention of COVID-19 through media such as radio talk shows, spread messages to prevent sexual violence to ensure girls and women with disabilities remain safe and free from violence during the COVID-19 pandemic period. The program will address misinformation about COVID-19 through awareness campaigns on radio talk shows, weekend live Baraza shows, ensure essential workers have adequate protective equipment to perform their work, basic items as well as medical assistance and psychological support. It is a one-year initiative and we are requesting financial support of $27,965 towards the budget.
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