Project Title : Redefining Ability: Promoting Human Rights of Women with Disabilities
Project Duration : 3
Target Districts : East Godavari , Kurnool , Mahabub Nagar , Hyderabad Urban.
The project ‘Violence against Women with Disabilities’ aims address the root causes of gender-based violence and discrimination against women with disabilities. The areas of focus include systematic gathering of evidence of the causes and forms of violence against women with disabilities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana - two states of Indiaand supporting at least 450 women with disabilities to access legal aid, rehabilitation services and empowering them to become economically and socially independent. It is implemented in six areas in two states – Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The three year project runs between July 2014 and June 2017. Leonard Cheshire Disability (LCD) has partnered with Leonard Cheshire Disability and Development Program (LCDDP) to implement this project.
The project has focused on three major components as legal, health and economic activities supporting women with disabilities. The baseline conducted in the project areas have established strong evidence for designing appropriate support for addressing violence against women with disabilities. The proposed activities directly contribute to achievement of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 3 - gender equality and empowerment of women - and serve as an indirect contributor to MDG 1 - eradicating extreme poverty and hunger. They also contribute towards the national commitment for protection of human rights.
Currently we are implementing a Programme with the support of European Union & Leonard Cheshire Disability on Violence against Women with Disabilities in three regions Andhra (East Godavari District), Rayalaseema (Kurnool District) and Telanagana (Mahabub Nagar District and partly in Hyderabad) providing support services in accessing their basic human rights and entitlements such as health, livelihoods and Justice to ensure a good quality of life.