Mitigating and Preventing GBV in Emergencies

A woman, wearing a yellow dress and brown jacket, sitting on a plastic chair and stirring whitish liquid chemicals with a wooden spatula in a black basin and another woman wearing a red apron and pouring some liquid in the black basin.

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Women and girls with disabilities face a higher degree of violence in emergencies and have limited access to support and service to go through a complete case management and reintegration in community life. They further face challenges of economic empowerment and limited opportunities to employment, financial independence and sustainable livelihood. As a disability, gender and GBV advocate, I have the interest to manage, prevent and mitigate GBV for women and girls with disabilities in Bamenda, Cameroon. I work with other GBV and humanitarian stakeholders to enhance access to GBV inclusive services for women and girls with disabilities. To achieve this initiative, I will

1-Advocate for accessible information, education and communication tools to be made available in communities. This is to ensure that information reach all persons with disabilities

2-organize economic empowerment training and skill building for women with disabilities and GBV survivors in 4 communities in Meza division, North West Region, Cameroon.

3- Provide start-up capital to women for small livelihood home businesses

This initiative will run for a duration of 11 months. September 2023 to July 2024 and will impact 120 women with disabilities and GBV survivors in 4 communities in Mezam division, North West region, Cameroon.

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