Minding Gaps of Girls, Women with Disabilities (GWWDs) in Economic Decision-making
CEEWA-U is wary of the persistent phenomenon that persons with disabilities, especially girls and women, continue living in chronic poverty. This is albeit, Government initiatives to not only mainstream disability into the legal policy and institutional framework but also implement several economic empowerment programs to address the needs of the PWDs. Therefore, over the next 3-5 years, CEEWA-U commits to, working closely with other stakeholders, promote awareness, and advocate for innovative actions that can allow girls and women with disabilities to exploit opportunities for economic empowerment and gainful employment in their communities.
CEEWA Uganda has undertaken a literature review to examine the gender responsiveness of the selected sectors, development plans, and budgets at national and local government levels. The findings, that have been shared among stakeholders, underscore the urgent need to address the persistent bottlenecks through; (i) enhanced appreciation of economic participation of men and women with disabilities in the formal and informal sectors; (ii) increased awareness of the demonstrated weak link between policy commitments, budgets and practice for economic empowerment of PWDs; (iii) documentation of the constraints that prevent them from exploiting existing and potential economic opportunities; and (iv) advocacy for more gender and equity responsive local community development agenda.
A desk literature review examining the gender responsiveness of the selected sectors, development plans, and budgets at national and local government levels.